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
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*$!!!!
Location: where I wheel: N 45║ 36.663' W 123║ 20.935'
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.
1998 TJ Moss Green Sahara w/ numerous scratches & dents whose playground is on a tropical island that's 33 miles long and 4-12 miles wide, in year-round 82 degree weather