1988 nissan d21 pick up rwd

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Old 11-28-07, 01:02 AM
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1988 nissan d21 pick up rwd

i have 88 nissan d21 pickup rwd and my ujoint are gone. can sombody tell me if i need to change the drive shaft or if i can replace th ujoints ?? and how? they tell me i have to replace driveshaft thanx alot
 
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Old 11-28-07, 03:47 AM
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Why did they say you need to replace the driveshaft? Is it damaged?
 
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Old 11-29-07, 12:39 AM
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no its not damaged they told me there are some models u cant change ujoints . and this model was the one. i went to piston and ring to buy the ujoint n thats what they told me. but i dont wanna spend that much money to buy a new drive shaft . so im wondering if there is a way to change jus ujoints . thanx for the info
 
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I don't know the specifics for your truck but every vehicle that I've worked on the drive line had removal u-joints. Basically there are 4 removable bolts/nusts on each end of the driveshaft. Removing them allows you to remove the driveshaft. Then you have clips that need to be removed from the end caps on the other part of the u-joint. You can then press off the caps and remove the u-joint.

I think autozone.com has detailed instructions on how to remove a u-joint and should have info on whether or not your's are replaceable.
 
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Old 11-29-07, 06:33 AM
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Auto parts stores here in Iowa have just the ujoints. I think I would check around.
 
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Old 12-29-07, 05:03 PM
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1988 Nissan PU D21 U-joint replacement

RE - "can sombody tell me if i need to change the drive shaft or if i can replace th ujoints ??"

I have the same U-joint issue. One of u-joints has fallen apart. I've been told by the Nissan dealership my year model requires a whole new driveshaft. Looking at the 2 piece driveshaft, I know I could replace the u-joints - I just havn't found the correct u-joints. Any suggestions? I've tried the major parts stores around me......
 
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Old 12-29-07, 05:11 PM
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Like marksr, I've never seen a driveshaft that had non-removable joints. I DID have two cars that required heating the yoke with a torch to melt/expand the blue plastic retainer out of the yoke before I could press the u-joints out. If this is your case, you should be able to see a small hole that the factory used to inject the plastic in the first place - this is where that same plastic will come out when heated. Hope this helps - Chris
 
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Old 12-30-07, 06:07 AM
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Auto Zone appears to have them:

http://www.autozone.com/N,11200178//...eResultSet.htm
 
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Old 12-30-07, 09:41 AM
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i had to bring my driveshaft to a machine shop and thats where they could change the ujoints. its much cheaper than buying the whole driveshaft. but not everybody does that.
 
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