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How soon have you had to replace your u-joints? I think it's time for mine at 135k. I probably should have done it sooner, but now I've developed a driveline shake that's so bad my pinion seal is starting to seep a little. I'll be doing it this weekend, just wondered when you guys have had to replace yours.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-13-2009, 08:53 AM
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I think I did my rear around 60,000 the first time, 110,000 a second time, and a third time around 150,000. I am sure I will be doing them again around 200,000.


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Have you changed the carrier bearing at all? Those things are pricey and hard to find. Mine still spins smooth and the rubber is in good shape, just curious.

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Yes I replaced the carrier bearing once. Cost me about 55 dollars at the local driveshaft shop. That was with me removing the d-shaft and taking it to them. They pressed the old bearing off and the new one in. Then they checked the d-shaft for ballance.


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