|11-19-2010 02:39 PM|
|Travis91||jeep used 2 different u joints in the yj's make sure u got the right sized one|
|11-19-2010 01:49 PM|
|11-19-2010 10:53 AM|
|bigsquat||ive had one needle do that as well but he has tried it more than once and should have seen that if it was a problem. if i wantded to spread the yoke a little i would take a piece of 3/8 or 1/2 " threaded rod and with 2 nuts and fender washers gentle spread the yoke.|
|11-19-2010 01:30 AM|
Yep, wacking the ears sometimes gets things to line up the last little bit.
One thing to look at also (from what I have learned from my u-joint screw ups) is that possibly a needle bearing fell to the bottom of the cap, and is preventing it from going on all the way. Usually this stops the cap about 1/16th of an inch short of where it needs to be for the clip to go in.
|11-19-2010 12:57 AM|
|Yjwolf||Easy have had this problem with all of mine. Put the joint in a vice with a socket just big enough to fit in the hole easily. The take a punch and bang the ear. One wack at a time. It should flare just enough to get the clip in. If not give it another wack.|
|11-19-2010 12:15 AM|
U-joint install problem
I am having trouble getting both clips installed with new u-joints for my rear drive shaft. I can get one in, but then there is not enough room for the other. I have ruined two u-joints in the process and have decided that I will try another brand tomorrow. These were Duralast from AZ.
Has anyone else had this problem? Could it be that I have a bent ear? If so, what is the best way to remedy this?