Changing a U Joint, or Universal Joint, in a Drive Shaft

Changing a U Joint, or Universal Joint, in a Drive Shaft

Changing a U Joint, or universal Joint, in a Drive Shaft. I wanted to make this video so I could show what I think are important steps in changing a U Joint or Universal Joint in a Drive Shaft.The Ball Joint Press can be borrowed from many Auto Parts Stores or cheaply got at Harbor Freight. .A U Joint or Universal joint is commonly found in rear wheel and four wheel drive vehicles.After removing a drive shaft from the vehicle ,You will want to remove any grease fittings and the U Joint or universal Joint retaining clips. Then I use a Ball Joint press to remove the U joint After removing the U Joint or Universal joint you need to clean up the yoke that the universal joint just came from. Compare the old U Joint with the new U joint to be sure you have the right one. I then press the new U Joint in with the Ball Joint Press.. I install one cap and push it most of the way through ,so the cross sticks out enough to put the other cap on. Also remember if You need to take apart a two piece Drive shaft then it needs to be timed when slid back together.
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