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Icon8 U joints :(

ok ... my u joints are going out.. does anyone know how to replace them? or do i need to go out and buy the book that shows me how :(

ps... sorry ive been MIA for a while... been a little busy! nice seein all ya'll again

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Take the driveshaft off push out the old u-joints and press in the new ones. easy!
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sweet... is the shaft hard to remove (or get off so i can actually put that in)
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No the shaft is not hard to get off. Sounds dirty lol
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can be done with out using a vise.. personally i recommend NOT using one at all...
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can be done with out using a vise.. personally i recommend NOT using one at all...

crap im slow
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lol sorry Beard...
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DAmn son, you've got tone.
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DAmn son, you've got tone.

i was just trying to be a smart a$$
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i was just trying to be a smart a$$

yes and didnt do a very good job! ha :)

i looked there... first place i checked mistah beard, but i guess i over looked it. thanks guys!! i might tackle it tomorrow... fun
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make one of the texas guys come over and give you a hand.
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I would help been along time since I seen you leann I am sure some of the STR guys would help
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Oh and Beard got OWNED!!! lol
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Just an odd tip, but if its hot out and the grease in the bearings is fluid and the bearing rods keep moving, you can throw the new universals in the freezer a couple hours so everything stays in place and it should help them fit in a little better.

Odd idea I know. Don't know how many people that's a problem for.
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hahaha!! i should, id ask bf... but he hates FORD with a passion OMG its not even funny... and i should ask one of the guys from str... but i think bf would get pissy (its a loooong stupid story).. ill make my dad get off the couch and help me, he knew what it was before i did. and its been soo cold here - i dont think the heat will do alot of damage... ill make sure it hasnt been driven yet or has cooled down if i drove it anywhere! thanks for the heads up!!

andy - i know - i posted there too yesterday, i miss everyone -- hope theyre all doing well :)
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btw make sure you lube the u joint up b4 taking them out. It makes it that much easier to slide out. wd-40/ lps
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will do fletch!! thanks!

man i just looked at the how to on this... holy crap... this is not going to be fun... im going to attempt it by myself... if not... im going to make my dad help me.. ill take pics of my progress.. im sure ya'll will find it amusing... lol
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will do fletch!! thanks!

man i just looked at the how to on this... holy crap... this is not going to be fun... im going to attempt it by myself... if not... im going to make my dad help me.. ill take pics of my progress.. im sure ya'll will find it amusing... lol

shouldnt be too bad. Just lube em up extra good. hammer and punch and hammer away!!!!!
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I am sure I will get a cheap laugh out of this but you know me! lol
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gee thanks capt morgan.. lol...

and low and behold... im stuck doing it by myself... my dad just said he wouldnt help...

it may not be hard... but for someone who hasnt done it before... kinda worried. dont wanna mess anything up.
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ok... so im slightly annoyed/pissed off... this is what i have to work with

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its lubed up, been sittin on there for about a half hour.. ive impacted one of the bolts and no luck... of course.... any suggestions... it seems easy to do.. i really dont want to pay some one to do it....
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iirc its 13mm 12 point wrench .should come out pretty easy. REMEMBER righty-tighty lefty-loosey
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lol i know.. i used an impact... (F-R) it was switched to R lol. unfortunately i only have a 13mm socket like that in a reg ratchet... ive tried - i got the entire shaft to move... but not that f**kin bolt to move... go fig..

my dad just gave me a can of PB Powerful Penetrating Catalyst... im gonna go spray that on there and see what happens... wish me luck
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