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Cann't get u joint out of axle using 28 ton press

Can not press u joint out of axle even used a 28 ton press yes clips are off . this u joint was replaced once under warranty

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  • robtat May 10, 2009

    ended up soaking it with mouse milk 48 hours then used press again kapow it worked



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Know anyone with a plasma cutter? You can try and punch a hole through the cap and relieve some of the stress that way. Oh, suurrrre, you can drill it, but that's not half the fun.;-)
Anyway, the point is to remove material from the middle of the cap without damaging the yoke (small hole saw?). All other things being equal, 28 tons should take it out then.

Posted on May 09, 2009

  • Dan C May 10, 2009

    How'd you get the mouse to stand still that long?



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