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U-Joint Trouble

I cant get my U-Joint out. Any suggestions?
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Bfh!
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Problem, I dont have a BFH, I have a SAH (Small *** Hammer).
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lol, I saw a great link the other day about it, let me see if I can find it.
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find you a socket that fits just inside the d-shaft loop for the u-joint, and beat the F out of it, safely though... thats how i get em out at work, cuz the shops too cheap to buy the right tools... you did take the snap rings out right?
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That would be cool.
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haha thats excatly what they did in the link I was looking for except they used a piece of tubing. Same concept though.
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find you a socket that fits just inside the d-shaft loop for the u-joint, and beat the F out of it, safely though... thats how i get em out at work, cuz the shops too cheap to buy the right tools... you did take the snap rings out right?
Yes I did, I am a diesel Mechanic, and I know how to change a U-joint, I just havent done it on a ranger. Its a lot smaller than A semi truck. And I already used a socket, it didn't budge.
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hmm... yea you're right about it being smaller lol, wasnt trying to insult you, just making sure. without shop tools thats all i can think of, sorry.
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hmm... yea you're right about it being smaller lol, wasnt trying to insult you, just making sure. without shop tools thats all i can think of, sorry.
Well I didnt take it as an insult, I know there are people who would try to do that, but I don't have the right tools here at home. Your right without the right shop tools its hard.
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i use a large vice
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Thats a good Idea, but I dont have one. The closest I have to that is a little C-clamp
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you can use a ball joint press, and rent one from autozone
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Thanks for the help,But I got it finally,Thanks again
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nice!


I did mine on a piece of 2x12, using a 4lb hammer, and vice grips gripped to a deep craftsman socket that was slightly smaller than the cap. Did it on concrete. Piece of cake. Cracked the socket...but it's all good....it's a craftsman. come on now. lol.

RangerErv has a good how-to on this using a vice.
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I did mine on a piece of 2x12, using a 4lb hammer, and vice grips gripped to a deep craftsman socket that was slightly smaller than the cap. Did it on concrete. Piece of cake. Cracked the socket...but it's all good....it's a craftsman. come on now. lol.

RangerErv has a good how-to on this using a vice.
Thanks for the idea, but I got it I also use a socket and a pair of vicegrips. But I used a 8lb sledge. I held the socket while my friend swung the sledge. Now thats friendship.:)
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