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Old 01-06-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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u-joint snapped

So i was driving to work yesterday and my u-joint decided to snap leaving my rear driveshaft hanging smashing up my exhaust til i could stop. replaced it in a parking lot. guess its time for a slip yoke eliminator for my 4 inch lift =/ anyone install the sye themselves and if so how hard is it

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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Lots of us non-ASE Master Mechanics (shadetree mechanic is more my speed) have installed SYE kits. If you're competent with tools & can take things apart & get them back together again without extra parts left over or freaking out, you should have no problem. You will only need a set of EXTRA-WIDE opening snap-ring pliers since common snap-ring pliers don't open widely enough to remove/reinstall some of the snap-rings that are in a transfer case.

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Old 01-06-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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I changed out my axles with a couple, I mean a couple of extra bolts. PRobalby would explain why my jeep is wobbly. That just reinforces the idea I should that just reinforces the idea I should take it into the dealership.

I just really dont know where those bolts could have come from, Ive checked alot of the places too.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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If you get the replacement shaft for the SYE, there's plenty of write-ups to read thru and see if you feel comfortable. There is also the hack & tap version out there as well, where I believe you cut the existing shaft and tap.

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Old 01-26-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
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I had the same problem w/ my u joint. I found this part Original Replacement Parts 8126638SP - DANA SPICER® 760x Replacement Series U-Joint for the OEM 297x Series U-Joint - Quadratec that's it, right? Also, if you changed it out in the parking lot I assume it's relatively easy to pull off, yes?

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