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I heated up the u-joint to get the stuff that was holding it in out im trying to replace the u joint now but the snap rings wont allow it to go in either way

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The snap rings have to be removed before you can change the joint and replaced after you have the new one in. It helps if you have a set of snap ring pliers but it can also be done with a pair of screwdrivers with thin blades. Hope this helps.











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