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HOW MUCH IS AVG.COSTS TO REPLACE U-JOINTS ON DRIVE LINE.

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About $18.99 at Autozone (each)

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To replace the U-Joints and/or balance the drive shaft. You'll need to remove those 4 bolts and nuts on the differential yoke. Once the bolts are removed then push the drive shaft forward, it will slide forward. Now, under the transmission yoke place a pan/bucket/container to catch the transmission fluid that will drain out once the drive shaft is pull free from the transmission.



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