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I can't get u joint out of driveshaft. Please help

I can't get u joint out of driveshaft. It's a 2003 gmc sierra 1500 4 wheel drive. Please help

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You'll want to put it in a vice and heat it up untill the plastic oozes out. Then use a drift to knock out the u-joint one way then pull out the bearing cap and then same thing back the other way.Clean the holes with some emory cloth before installing the new one.

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WELL YOU PLACE DRIVESHAFT ON A BENCH WITH A VISE.REMOVE THE SNAP RINGS FROM THE ENDS OF THE UNIVERSAL YOKE.USING SMALL PAIR OF PLIERS..NOW SUPPORT THE CROSS OR SPIDER ON A SHORT PIECE OF PIPE OR A LARGE SOCKET AND USE ANOTHER SOCKET TO PRESS OUT THE CROSS BY CLOSING THE VISE.PRESS THE CROSS THROUGH AS FAR AS POSSIBLE THEN GRIP THE BEARING CAP WITH PLIERS AND REMOVE IT.NOW YOUR UNIVERSAL JOINT REPAIR KIT WILL CONTAIN A NEW CROSS - SEALS - BEARINGS - CAPS AND SNAP RINGS.INSPECT THE BEARING CAP BORES IN THE YOKES FOR WEAR AND DAMAGE.IF THE BEARING CAP BORES IN THE YOKE ARE SO WORN THAT THE CAPS ARE LOOSE FIT THE DRIVESHAFT WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED.WITH A NEW ONE.MAKE SURE THE DUST SEALS PROPERLY LOCATED ON THE CROSS.USING A VISE PRESS ONE BEARING CAP INTO THE YOKE APPROXIMATELY 1/4 INCH.USE CHASIS GREASE TO HOLD THE NEEDLE ROLLERS IN PLACE IN THE CAPS.INSERT THE CROSS INTO THE PARTIALLY INSTALLED BEARING CAP TAKING CARE NOT TO DISLODGE THE NEEDLE ROLLERS.HOLD THE CROSS IN CORRECT ALIGNMENT AND PRESS BOTH CAPS INTO PLACE BY SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY CLOSING THE JAWS OF THE VISE.USE A SOCKET SLIGHTLY SMALLER IN DIAMETER THAN THE CAPS TO PRESS THEM INTO THE YOKE PRESS IN ONE SIDE INSTALL THE SNAP RING THEN PRESS THE OYHER SIDE TO SHIFT THE CROSS ASSEMBLY TIGHT AGAINST THE INSTALLED SNAP RING AND INSTALL THE OTHER SNAP RING.REPEAT THE OPERATIONS FOR THE REMAINING TWO BEARING CAPS.

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You will need two sockets and a large vise
One socket needs to fit on the u joint cap
The other must be large enough to fit over the small socket
Now pry out the retaining pins or snap rings on the caps ends
Place the small socket on the ujoints cap end and the larger socket on the opposite side of the ujoint
The sockets must fit onto the vise with the ujoint in place
Now turn the vise handle to start pressing the ujoint out to the larger sockets side.
Once it is out you need to remove the joint
Now press the end cap off the drive shaft what was left after removing the u joint
To install do the same process by presssing them in
Slowly align the end caps so the fit exactly the same or damage can be done

Posted on May 31, 2010

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