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I can't replace the carrier bearing, i need to remove the end yoke. How does it come out?

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There is a small snap ring on the shaft before the yoke it must come off,not easy,then you must pull,press the yoke off,,,,,,can be very hard,be carefull do not bent the yoke,,,,,not easy,,,you will need a puller tool or a press to get it off

Posted on May 09, 2010

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SOURCE: HOW DO I REMOVE THE SHAFT FROM THE SLIP YOKE TO

There is a 'keeper' gasket contained inside a thin sheet metal 'nut' that screws onto the yoke. Once this is unscrewed the cork seal is free to pop out of the splines just like the slip yoke is and it all just comes apart after that? Water pump pliers is what I use to start undoing the sheet metal 'nut', don't forget to tweak it back tight when done.

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Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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Universal Joint: Service and Repair
Nylon Injected Ring
Universal Joint Replacement - Nylon Injected Ring
^ Tools Required
- J 9522-3 U Joint Bearing Separator
- J 9522-5 U Joint Bearing Spacer Remover
Disassembly Procedure
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4. In order to shear the plastic retaining ring on the bearing cup, place J 9522-3 on the open horizontal bearing cups. Press the lower bearing cup out
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5. If you do not completely remove the bearing cup, lift the cross and insert J 9522-5 between the seal and the bearing cup you are removing.
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6. Rotate the propeller shaft. Press the opposite bearing cup out of the yoke.
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8. Remove the cross from the yoke.
9. Remove the remaining universal joint parts from the yoke. If you are replacing the front universal joint, remove the bearing cups in the slip yoke
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10. Inspect the retaining ring grooves for plastic.
11. Inspect the bearing cup bores in the yoke ears for burrs or imperfections.
12. Clean the remains of the sheared plastic bearing retainers from the grooves in the yoke.
13. The sheared plastic may prevent the bearing cups from pressing into place and thus prevent the bearing retainers from properly seating.
Assembly Procedure
1. Remove the bearing cups from the universal joint.
2. Assemble 1 bearing cup part way into 1 side of the yoke.
3. Turn the yoke ear toward the bottom.
4. Assemble the cross into the yoke so the trunnion seats freely into the bearing cup.
5. With the trunnion seated in the bearing cup, press the bearing cup into the yoke until the bearing cup is flush with the yoke ear.
6. Assemble the opposite bearing cup part way into the yoke ear.
7. Ensure that the trunnions start straight and true into both bearing cups.
8. Press the opposite bearing cup into the yoke ear while working the cross all the time in order to inspect for a free unbinding movement of the
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9. Press the bearing cup into the yoke until the bearing retainer groove clears the inside of the yoke.
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