Easy U-Joint Replacement
Easy to do!
This is one of those things anyone should be able to do with a minimum of tools and save themselves a bunch of money.
Service U-joints in minutes using the Tiger Tool 10105 U Joint Puller & 10202 Bearing Cup Installer
Tiger Tool 10105 - U Joint Puller:
U-Joint Puller designed to fit cars, light-duty trucks, and farm machinery.Fits u-joints with bearing cups 1.0" to 1.25" O.D"
- Eliminates dangerous vice and socket, or hammering methods.
- Removes sealed u-joint cups in minutes.
- Does not damage the driveshaft, yokes, joints, or bearing cups.
- Patented design provides the most effective mechanical advantage for disassembly.
- Heavy-duty construction.
- One piece unit (no assembly required). No bolts, no cables, and no adapters.
Tiger Tool 10202 Bearing Cup Installer:
The Tiger Bearing Cup Installer installs two bearing cups in one procedure. An encased magnet retains bearing cup #2 in place over the yoke assembly opposite the forcing bolt. Meanwhile, bearing cup #1 is maintained in place by the force of the rotating plunger at the end of the threaded bolt.
Both bearing cups are pressed simultaneously, freeing the mechanics hands to both; operate an air-wrench, and; maintain the position of the u-joint cross during the installation procedure.
Fits virtually all medium and light-duty universal joints.
More Info Here: http://www.tigertool.com/product/20503
One way to remove and replace a U-joint
Cheap, backyard replacement of a u joint out of a 1985 Ford Ranger with a Chevy 305, 700R4 and a Chevrolet driveshaft. Not sure what vehicle the drivetrain came out of and I had to get the guys at the parts store to visually match up the u joint in order to find the right replacement. My thanks to the Youtubers that had videos on this subject. Though, I couldn't find any showing the removal of a u joint with clips on the inside part of the saddles. So I figured I'd put my own 'How to' video out there. Hope it helps someone and can't wait to hear the criticisms from the car snobs out there with bearing presses.
See part two where I had to torch out the u-joint on the other end by clicking here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQa9HpNgBw0
Change a U-Joint with a Hammer
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In this video I will show you how to change a U-Joint with a hammer... As opposed to with a press. This way you can change your universal joint out on the trail after it breaks! Some say it's easier to fix it with a hammer anyway, what do you think?
03 Ram Broke Axle (READ DESCRIPTION)
I REALIZE THE CAMERA JOBS SUCKS, AND SHE'S AN IDIOT... BUT, This is My 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 truck, 35" Mud Grapplers, 6" suspension lift. Removed front bumper for more clearance. Went into the pit in 4x4, got out in 2wd. Broke the axle just as I was getting into it, you can hear it.
Reason why it broke, is because the dumbass company that installed the lift, cranked the torsion keys all the way up and put too much strain on the CV joints. They paid for the repair bill to say the least ;)
Dodge rules... why do you think I got out of THAT in 2wd? Even with a f*** up from one stupid company! :)
And no, mommy and daddy DID NOT buy me this. I paid for it, as well as the upgrades, thank you very much... :)
Land Rover 90 - UNIVERSAL JOINT REPLACEMENT
This double DVD pack containing 4 1/2 hrs of footage is now available directly from our website www.actionmanuals.co.uk
Short sample clips from "Watch It Then Do It " Land Rover Maintenance Guide available from Action Manuals
How to tell if your U-joint is bad
This is the driveshaft from my 88 Mazda RX-7 GXL, the painted driveshaft is from an 88 RX-7 Vert I had and the vid was taken right before installing the vert's shaft
Driveshaft 102 - Remove Universal Joints
This is how I prefer to press out U-joints. I don't have a bearing press yet, but you don't have to have one to do this. There are many ways to do this job, and some work better than others. Each method comes with a different set of advantages and disadvantages; however, I am from the school that teaches not to beat on your driveshaft with a hammer.
I've seen so many people banging and pounding on their u-joints with a hammer and to me it just doesn't make any sense. I really don't believe that's the best way to do it. Maybe they like the sound of banging on steel pipes? Maybe they hate their neighbors? Maybe they just can't shake a certain ex girlfriend from their thoughts and it brings them some relief? I say, why risk damaging the saddles and ruining the part? Why bang on a brand new universal joint with 4 sets of needle bearings in it? To save time? I refuse to beat on my driveshaft. So you're going to see a different method than the mainstream. If you can press it out, why on earth would you bang on it if you have other tools that can do a better job.
Since the 2-jaw puller is needed to do other parts of this job, might as well put 'er to good use and get 'er done.