So I took my Jeep to the shop today so I can get my tires rotated and get my stupid joint looked at. So they told me that the ujoint on the passenger side?? Something like that, is broken. It only makes noise when I turn left, they said it would be around 230 and it's mainly labor.. So does this sound right or am I being shafted?? I live in the Dallas area as well
You can change it yourself if you have the correct tools and time. I have changed one on the trail in about 40 mins, in the rain. Go to this siteSite Index and you will see infor for u-joint replacement and axle shaft removal.. I say save your money buy the right tools do it yourself and learn a lot about your jeep.
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Yup- well since I say the 3/4 is the only special socket since that is the one I hit the big ass hammer with to knock the u-joint out of the ears lol . The other 2 should be in the jeep kit already but who would think to carry a 3/4in socket since nothing on the jeep is 3/4in.
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Originally Posted by ccain
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.
If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
Use Stu's writeup and do yourself a BIG favor and go to the parts store and use the loan-a-tool for a press. They usually just have a ball joint press and most will say they dont have a u-joint press. You use the ball joint press, just not the attachments that come in the kit.
If you end up doing it yourself, be sure to use Stu's very complete writeups. He has two writeups you'll want to use, one is for how to remove the axle shaft and the other is how to replace the u-joint. The replacement u-joint you should try to find to use is a Spicer 5-760x. It is a stronger and more durable upgrade to the Spicer 297 u-joint the factory installed. Best bet to find the 5-760x is either at a driveshaft repair shop or online. Auto parts stores don't carry premium u-joints like Spicer makes, they carry cheaper house-brands and they push them hard.
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