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Old 04-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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Front driveshaft U joints question

Okay so I gave been having issues with the front driveshaft u joint. Tons of chirping! I had a buddy pull it apart a month ago and we greased it and It was fine. Well I went offroading and now the chirping is back. I didn't do anything except go up hills and minor obstacles. It seems like every time I put my jeep in 4WD and go offroad (minor offroading) I always have issues with those stupid u joints! Should I look at getting better u joints? Could there be something wrong with the drivshaft? My friend (he is a mechanic) said you need a special part to replace the front driveshaft u joints. Is that necessary? Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

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Old 04-03-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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Usually its not the U joints ,more often it is the centering ball between the two U joints that causes the chirping . You have replaced that part also didn't you . mine only did it in 4wd before I replaced that and all joints on the front shaft.

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Centering ball? I thought it was just the joints...
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Usually its not the U joints ,more often it is the centering ball between the two U joints that causes the chirping . You have replaced that part also didn't you . mine only did it in 4wd before I replaced that and all joints on the front shaft.
Okay. I didn't replace the ball but we did grease it. Can I replace the ball only. Is there a certain tool I need?
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