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Replaceing u joint

im replacing the rear one and need to know how hard is it and what tools do i need???



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i have never done one on a PSD but on a jeep and toyota it is very easy as long as the caps dont fall of the the bearing roll down your driveway

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Socket roughly the same size as the top of the u joint.

A BFH

Needle Nose pliers.

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Socket roughly the same size as the top of the u joint.

A BFH

Needle Nose pliers.

whats a BFH???



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Mine broke at a gas station one time, drove home on th front axle and $18 and 1.5 hours later I was back on the road. I have a press which makes it much easier. If using a hammer be careful not to jar the needles out of place while installing the caps. Also the front joints in my rear shaft were a major pain.

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what kind of press is it??



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what kind of press is it??
Regular old 30 ton shop press, but a hammer and socket will work.

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If you have a large heavy duty vise it can be used just like a press if you have a socket that the cap will fit into and one that is smaller than the hole in the yoke that will press the cap through the yoke. This way you don't have to hammer the new joint in place and reduce the chance of damaging the needle bearings.








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well i got it changed but its still making some popping noise i think ill change the other 2 and see what that does...



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I don't like the idea of taking a BFH to a new UJoint. Use a vise or get a cheap press or a machine shop will do it for next to nothing. I would also buy a pair of cheap snap ring pliers it will keep you from cussing!!
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