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Old 08-17-2008, 09:02 AM
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Universal Joint Removal

Does anyone know how to remove the universal joint that connects the outer shaft to the axle shaft? There is no "c" clip, there is a cover of some type....
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:05 PM
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I would like to know also
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:49 PM
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Going to tackle this weekend. C-clips are on the inside of the yoke not the outside like the rest of the driveline. I'm using NAPA Performer U-Joints Part #374. Here are good instructionsBall Joint Replacement Write-Up For 2000 Ford F250 Superduty
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:55 PM
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I hate to say this, but I found "c" clips on the inside of the joint. I removed them and beat the crap out of them with the fractured piece of axle until I noticed them moving. Once, I was able to understand how to get them out, it was a matter of using "man-force" to replace them.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:59 PM
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I just read the posting and I apoligize for how pitiful it sounds. I removed the clips with a screwdriver, then set the axle assembly in a vice. Using that broke peice of axle shaft as a driver, I pounded the U-joint cap straight down until I came free; then repeated it with the other three caps....installed in reverse order. I hope this sounds better, I'm sorry for that previous posting.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:49 PM
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Glad you got them out. They are a pain to hammer out by hand.
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what size of socket do I need to take the rotor off 25/8 maybe ?
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What year/mdl truck?

Are removing the front rotor?

2WD or 4 WD?

My '02 F350 4X4 uses no socket..
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