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 Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft

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JRS9C1



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PostSubject: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:08 pm

What's up guys it's been a while, I've been busy...long story short I'm in school for automotive..anyway just wanted someone to refresh my memory on changing both U-joints and then reinstalling driveshaft.

Anyway Tom SR's car took a dump on 95 N due to the u-joint coming undone from the clamps somehow.

I had two problems that I could see where this went wrong

1. Had a hard time setting the detroit clip on on the u-joint...this was at the end of the driveshaft that meets the pinion flange. I pounded on the side that need a little more clearance with a punch and 2 lb hammer....it was super tight. Essentially bending the yoke a couple thousands of an inch. Boils down to there was too much pressure on the caps and they couldn't spin as needed.

2. I may have actually set the u-joint in the pinion flange wrong...I just set it in there and tightened the clamps down. Now that I think of it all the other times I've done this the joint would only go into the flange one way...and this one was loose. Guess that should have been a sign.


Thanks guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:33 am

And you are....?

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PostSubject: Re: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:21 am

And your in school for automotives???? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:37 pm

Jeez thought I'd get some help coming here. Guess I was wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:46 pm

JRS9C1 wrote:
Jeez thought I'd get some help coming here. Guess I was wrong.

Take a joke. You answered your own question. U have to pound that hard to bend that yoke. Did u mark the dshaft an yoke when u pulled it out? They hate going in wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:19 pm

Got the car up on the lift today after rolling it in the shop.

1. Broken pinion flange
2. Dented driveshaft
3. Exhaust destroyed (not salvagable)
4. Broken transmission case (and no, not the tailshaft - that would have been too easy)

Conclusion: Don't phuck up the u-joints. Ever. Again.

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PostSubject: Re: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Damn dude, that sucks. Sad

Hope you can fix it cheap.

Good to have you back. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:02 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Damn dude, that sucks. Sad

Hope you can fix it cheap.

Good to have you back. Smile



Well the labor's free Laughing Dunno if it's good to be back...jk. Sick of riding around in my buddy's Honda...Haven't driven the roadmaster in over a year and even misfiring that thing is nasty for what it is.

Dropped the trans in about 45 minutes...yeah I've done this a couple times. Surprised

Tomorrow I'll fix the driveshaft (good thing I had a spare in the trunk that I can transfer the yoke to), easy-out the snapped off oxygen sensor, and replace the power steering pump. It never ends...all for the love of a V8.
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PostSubject: Re: Remind me how to install u-joints/driveshaft   Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:42 pm

I think you'll be back in the "ROADSLAYER" sooner than you think!
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