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03-02-2011 09:03 PM
NHEric
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Originally Posted by BLEGAN View Post
yeah hopefully i can scrape up enough to pay for the repairs and a new exhaust
Dude - seriously. If you are as cheap as me, you can do this yourself for less than $100. If you are as old as me, you'll use whatever is left over to buy beer - yes - cheap beer.
03-02-2011 04:12 PM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by prettyboytoys View Post
this post just made my day lol, the "pucker factor" pretty funny mate. sounds like a pretty low cost fix. but now you can upgrade your muffler !

yeah hopefully i can scrape up enough to pay for the repairs and a new exhaust
03-02-2011 04:08 PM
prettyboytoys this post just made my day lol, the "pucker factor" pretty funny mate. sounds like a pretty low cost fix. but now you can upgrade your muffler !



QUOTE=99TJCrawler;1091951]Stuff breaks man, it sucks but it is what it is. It could have been much worse or more expensive stuff lol. Just get to an auto parts store and take an afternoon to get it all fixed up. Dude if that makes the worst day of your life, you've had it pretty easy What was the 'pucker factor' when that thing broke off tho. Bet it was like an 11 on a 1-10 scale. It's gonna cost you like 75 bucks to get that all fixed tho. dont stress dude![/QUOTE]
03-02-2011 04:06 PM
BLEGAN wow wtf happened there.
03-02-2011 03:56 PM
JeepAddOns-Chris At least yours didn't do this when it went.... See below

As far as how it happened, I can tell by the first pic, your needle bearings were dry. No lube=failure.
03-02-2011 03:15 PM
wachuko
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Originally Posted by uf20wop View Post
mobil 1 synthetic grease good for this application?
I would use something with moly in it... Amsoil synthetic WITH moly would be better...

Pretty sure others will chime in...

This is old school... maybe Mobil synthetic is fine... but in all CVJ or old trucks I have work with I have always used the green stuff...

Again, some of the other guys here that keep current can bring me up to date.
03-02-2011 03:09 PM
uf20wop mobil 1 synthetic grease good for this application?
03-02-2011 03:09 PM
Pmedg [QUOTE=wachuko;1092377]Grease gun to the nipples...


Either you do it or get help...




I have some work to be done on my Tj, can you send your mechanics up north to take care of it for me...lol
03-02-2011 03:07 PM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by coolbreeze View Post
As mentioned, good time to replace them all, especially if you can get help as pictured above Anyway, I once saw a pickup pogo stick on the beach when a front u-joint went.
when it snapped, i thought it was the front at first. i freaked out. i thought i had ripped out my entire undercarriage lol
03-02-2011 03:06 PM
coolbreeze As mentioned, good time to replace them all, especially if you can get help as pictured above Anyway, I once saw a pickup pogo stick on the beach when a front u-joint went.
03-02-2011 02:56 PM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by wachuko View Post
Sorry guys... one of those days... just having some fun venting...
by all means, keep posting ;] haha
03-02-2011 02:54 PM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by NHEric View Post
Thanks. I like it.

How often? I replace mine sometime between when the squeaking starts and the loud bang you heard.
lmfao. i like your thinkin. that gave me a good laugh
03-02-2011 01:51 PM
wachuko
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Originally Posted by CRolandLJ View Post
And what maintenance needs to be done regularly?
Grease gun to the nipples...

This photo is NOT from a Jeep... but you get the idea...





Either you do it or get help...



And when you are done everything should look like this:



Kidding of course... that is a new JK, lol

Sorry guys... one of those days... just having some fun venting...
03-02-2011 01:26 PM
NHEric
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Originally Posted by BLEGAN View Post
Oh that's a nice truck. My buddy's got one. Around how often should u-joints be replaced?
Thanks. I like it.

How often? I replace mine sometime between when the squeaking starts and the loud bang you heard.
03-02-2011 12:50 PM
CRolandLJ And what maintenance needs to be done regularly?
03-02-2011 12:37 PM
BLEGAN Oh that's a nice truck. My buddy's got one. Around how often should u-joints be replaced?
03-02-2011 12:08 PM
NHEric
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Originally Posted by BLEGAN View Post
How about 12k? Lol
I don't know. It might need new muffler bearings. That should drop the price considerably.

Seriously, you should have that thing fixed up in no time. I'm replacing the u-joints on my Dodge 2500 tonight. That's going to suck.

I bought a cheapo Cherry Bomb turbo 2 something or other muffler and a short piece of pipe for like $30 at VIP a few years ago. Still rockin.
03-02-2011 11:50 AM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by NHEric
I'd be nervous if I were you. There's no telling what other damage may have been done. You should get rid of that thing before something else bad happens. I'll give you $1.50 for it as it sits.
How about 12k? Lol
03-02-2011 11:49 AM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by vekrause
Use this as an excuse to get a new cat back exhaust. If it has to get replaced, might as well make it worth your while
Thought the same thing lol but the exhaust doesn't seem to have too much damage.
03-02-2011 11:36 AM
vekrause Use this as an excuse to get a new cat back exhaust. If it has to get replaced, might as well make it worth your while
03-02-2011 11:32 AM
NHEric I'd be nervous if I were you. There's no telling what other damage may have been done. You should get rid of that thing before something else bad happens. I'll give you $1.50 for it as it sits.
03-02-2011 11:08 AM
TexasT Listen to all the chirps...your Jeep is always telling you what's wrong. Kinda like the Force but it's a Jeep thing.
03-02-2011 10:38 AM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by Rubicon2 View Post
As dry as that thing looked I am surprised you didn't have vibration or chirping sounds while driving.

actually in the past couple days ive realized a bit of chirping and vibration coming from the rear. but when i drive, its always early in the morning, or late at night.. so i figured it was just the cold
03-02-2011 10:35 AM
wachuko
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Originally Posted by Mortalis5509 View Post
Don't get cheap u joints from autozone or anyone else like that they are crap. Spicer or another similar company.
+1 and add them to the list of stuff to check... they should have grease nipples. So make sure they don't run dry.
03-02-2011 10:05 AM
Mortalis5509 Don't get cheap u joints from autozone or anyone else like that they are crap. Spicer or another similar company.
03-02-2011 10:05 AM
Rubicon2 As dry as that thing looked I am surprised you didn't have vibration or chirping sounds while driving.
03-02-2011 10:03 AM
BLEGAN thanks for all that. just got a little worried lol. nice to know its kind of a regular thing and nothing ive been doing wrong
03-02-2011 09:54 AM
wachuko Like they have said in previous posts. Stuff breaks. Good time to change all of them.

Age, loss of or lack off grease/lubrication, just normal wear... Those joints are meant to be wear/maintenance items anyway.
03-02-2011 09:49 AM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by OsageJeep View Post
My exhaust looks like that without my driveline coming apart and it's no big deal, something has to give, I'm sure you would rather it be the cheap u-joint rather than the driveshaft right?
yeah no doubt. its at the shop now. i coulda done it on my own probably but.. dont wanna take chances lmao
03-02-2011 09:47 AM
OsageJeep My exhaust looks like that without my driveline coming apart and it's no big deal, something has to give, I'm sure you would rather it be the cheap u-joint rather than the driveshaft right?
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