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Old 11-29-06, 12:30 PM
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i can figure out how to get the old u-joint old, i cant get them to move
 
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Huh ??

Are you having trouble getting the caps off?
 
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Old 11-29-06, 02:01 PM
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Are you talking about getting the ujoint out of the driveshaft yoke.

If you have the circlips out, lay the driveshaft between two blocks of wood with the two free caps supported on the blocks of wood. Then lay a piece of hardwood over the upper ujoint cap and beat on it until the cap moves up to the top of the yoke. Then move your block back onto the yoke, just behind the cap and hit a few more times. The cap should move up out of the yoke and you're in business. Repeat for the other side.

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Old 12-02-06, 09:45 AM
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If you let it go for too long, the driveshaft will fall out. It happened to my 90 Dakota. Couldn't afford to fix them and then the transmission acted like a sieve after the driveshaft fell out. Lesson learned.
 
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Old 12-02-06, 11:22 AM
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i got the back joints out but the front ones i can't, there different from the back
 
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They should come out basically the same way. Describe what's different about them.
 
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Old 12-02-06, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by marbobj View Post
They should come out basically the same way. Describe what's different about them.
they dont have anything holding them in, they stick out a little pass the yoke

heres a picture
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2/at500020mounted20on20aumb2.jpg
 
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Do you see a small hole where nylon may have been injected into the assembly?
If so, they can be tough to get apart without a press. If you use a torch to heat 'em enough to melt the nylon, be careful. The possibility exists to warp or affect the hardness of the metals, not to mention fry your fingers.
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Old 12-03-06, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by firepaw View Post
Do you see a small hole where nylon may have been injected into the assembly?
If so, they can be tough to get apart without a press. If you use a torch to heat 'em enough to melt the nylon, be careful. The possibility exists to warp or affect the hardness of the metals, not to mention fry your fingers.
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i don't see any hole
 
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I've only seen two types of those things out of those years. One has the circlips on the end of the cap and the other has the clip on the inside of yoke on the inside of the cap.

The image you have posted is the type with the clip on the inside of the yoke. Have you taken that clip off? If so the cap will have to be pressed or pounded out of the yoke.

Let us know,

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Old 12-03-06, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by marbobj View Post
I've only seen two types of those things out of those years. One has the circlips on the end of the cap and the other has the clip on the inside of yoke on the inside of the cap.

The image you have posted is the type with the clip on the inside of the yoke. Have you taken that clip off? If so the cap will have to be pressed or pounded out of the yoke.

Let us know,

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no i havnt, havent had to chance to mess around with it.
 
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