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U-joint problems Has anyone had problems with the U-joints around the whole truck. Its a 2004 4x4 diesel 2500 and it sounds as if they are going out. I got to looking at them and none of them have grease fittings, seems like they would. Any help?

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They dont have any grease fittings. the only way you can really tell if they are going out is to remove the shaft that they are on and move the u-joint in different directions. they tend to seize up rather than get loose

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