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  How hard is it to change U-Joints - Posted: 05-02-2007, 12:55 PM
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hey All... can anyone tell me how hard is it to change out my U-joints? or do i need to take them in (with driveline) and have them pressed out/In...

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 Posted: 05-02-2007, 06:07 PM
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they are not that hard to do. of course it helps if you have a lift readily availible to get the driveshaft out. changing the u-joint itself is easy.
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 Posted: 05-02-2007, 06:20 PM
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...takin out the shaft is the easy part...but how hard is it to remove the u-joints?...aren't they pressed in?
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Well the old style u-joints had c-clips that you had to remove and then use a socket and a vise. I even seen some guys use a hammer instead of a vise but I wouldn't recommend it.
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 Posted: 05-03-2007, 10:13 AM
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...one of the guys told me to take it in to get it pressed out...but the more I look at it it appears that i could prolly use a C-clamp or a vise (with a socket to fit the hole) to do it...
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Do the new rams have the bolted in or clipped in u-joint cups? I haven't looked at those yet.
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...one of the guys told me to take it in to get it pressed out...but the more I look at it it appears that i could prolly use a C-clamp or a vise (with a socket to fit the hole) to do it...
You are correct, I haven't done them on my truck but I've changed the U-Joints on my Jeep several times using a big 'ol C-clamp.
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hammer worked fine for me..never thought to use a c-clamp, but its a good idea.
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 Posted: 05-04-2007, 05:26 PM
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..well, did them yesterday.. I DID have to get them pressed out...they wer in ther like a mutha... able to use a vise to get them in tho...
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