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Old 07-17-2019, 09:47 PM
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Is my drive shaft u joint bad? Video included

I’ve been hearing a loud click or pop when going from reverse to drive about 30% of the time. Judging from my past experience this turned out to be a bad u joint. Can you tell from my video if this should be replaced?

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That play is the slip joint splines. Seems acceptable to me. Rotational play is what you're looking to not have, or have very little of in this case.

The u-joints, zero play in any direction. You have many to check.

But others with more experience will chime in.

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Some Times it is hard to tell without Jacking the back wheels off the ground. It could be worn Or dry (no grease) . I just changed my u-joints a week ago they were Dry and worn . It takes longer to take apart then putting back but very simple job . The cost for two new u-joints and Grease is cheap takes about one or two hours .
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If you do end up doing the u-joints, have a real press on hand. I had no luck with the non-press techniques. I also lightly greased the cups before assembly, even though many how-to articles said not to. I just couldn't reassemble greaseless without huge force, more than I was willing to keep applying in the end.
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What happened with this?
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