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Old 08-03-2013, 01:17 PM
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Front U-joint Cap Missing

Oil change guy pointed out my drivers side front u-joint is missing a cap. Said he has never seen one missing as they are pressed in. How critical is this to get fixed asap? Sounds like the parts are cheap for u joints but sounds like labor could be expensive based on the description if work required. Being non mechanical I doubt I can do myself....can just the cap be replaced or do I have to go all in? Any help appreciated. Thanks

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Needs replaced asap. Its pretty easy, just a pain in the ass to remove sometimes. You just need basic tools. There are videos on YouTube about it

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:00 PM
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Installed a new front axle u joint. Easy enough except spending two hours trying to get a rounded lug nut off! Ended up losing a factory Canyon rim to torch burn!! Good thing I have a spare...now i get to look like a tool driving around with no spare till i find a replacement. Damn lug nut kicked my a*$!!!!
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I've got a canyon with a 31 on it but your too far away

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If the opposite lower cap comes off the u-joint, the trunnion may protrude out far enough to start hitting any of the 3 screws holding the wheel bearing. If you start hearing a tap or knocking noise then this is already happening.
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