|09-14-2012 10:16 AM|
|Jerry Bransford||If you get a yoke that includes u-bolts instead of straps, be extremely wary of overtightening the u-bolts! Overtightened u-bolts will quickly take out the bearings in the u-joints and it's easy to overtighten them. Trust me that the strap type yokes hold the u-joints just as effectively and it's less likely they will damage the u-joints.|
|09-14-2012 10:11 AM|
I was looking at new yokes/seals and the HD yoke replacement with U-Bolts looks like a good option. I see two different styles of yokes though, one has a flange that looks like it mates up with the diff housing and one that doesn't (looks like the old yoke expect through holes for the U-Bolts). Both say that they fit the dana 35. Is there a real difference between the two and will they both work?
|09-13-2012 11:16 PM|
|Trevor C||I did the samething, it doesn't feel tight at all until you snap it off, its been a long time sence this happend and I've never fixed it only have 3 bolts and I go wheeling every weekend doesn't seem to hurt it.|
|09-13-2012 11:06 PM|
|09-13-2012 10:42 PM|
|mike481||Did you check the yoke for any wear groves? If you didn't at least use a little emery cloth to clean up the old yoke you may have ruined the pinion seal.|
|09-13-2012 10:06 PM|
|08-31-2012 04:32 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||At this point I would just install a new yoke. One thing about those little 8mm screws that hold the u-joints in place is that they don't require much torque. I use blue locktite on the threads and my smallest/shortest 8mm box-end wrench and get it real snug but that's it. The yoke itself is what really holds the u-joint and provides the strength.|
|08-31-2012 09:29 AM|
Broken Rear Driveshaft Bolt
I was installing my rear driveshaft to my axle the other day and the bolt head to one of the U-Joint collars snapped off when torquing the bolt into the axle. I've been soaking the bolt in PB Blaster and I notched the bolt to try and attack it with a flat head screwdriver. I hit the bolt and flange with some heat for 2 minutes and the bolt didn't budge. When I try to put visegrips on the bolt, they just slip off. There is locktight on the bolt and that may be adding to the issue. Any magic tips to get this bolt out?