Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Broke my first u-joint!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HD, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. HD

    HD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Posts:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ridgecrest, CA
  2. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Posts:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Napa, CA
    nice footage
     
  3. vegas76k5

    vegas76k5 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2003
    Posts:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    I haven't had that experience yet. Looks like I have something to look forward to. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Posts:
    17,372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gettysburg, SD
    Good work, I needed a lot bigger tire to break mine.... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    What size joint was it? Do you know why it broke?

    U joints rarely break unless the yokes bind. According to Jesse at HAD, his 1350 CV can take all the horsepower you can apply to it and will not break unless hit by a foreign object or the angle becomes to great and the yokes bind.

    If this was a Saginaw CV, 1330, or 1310, or an axle joint, I can see it easily becoming over-torqued by the truck though.

    I suggest that you investigate this failure further so it doesn't happen again. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. HD

    HD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Posts:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ridgecrest, CA
    It's a 1310. I wonder if I can step up to a 1350. Right now I'm having a problem putting a new u-joint in my driveshaft. One of the holes is not perfectly round anymore. It's not off by much, so I'm thinking about using my torch to heat it up and get back in shape. Then I will cool it down in oil to make it strong. What do you guys think about that? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  7. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Posts:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sheridan, Michigan
    cooling it in oil can make it brittle to mild steel.
     
  8. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Posts:
    3,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Agawam, MA
    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm having a problem putting a new u-joint in my driveshaft

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Stock length driveshaft? I'd buy a new one if I was you. I have one (just the driveshaft, I sold the yoke) if you need it for $15, shipping would be about $20 though. I'm sure somebody in CA could help you out if that's too much.
     
  9. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Posts:
    9,472
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Olympia/Lacey, Washington
    Try launching into orbit next time......... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  10. HD

    HD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Posts:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ridgecrest, CA
    [ QUOTE ]
    cooling it in oil can make it brittle to mild steel.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    I got it on without heating it up. There was a small piece of metel that was in the way that I cut off. After I did that, the u-joint went on fine.
     
  11. offroad87

    offroad87 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Posts:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atoka, TN
    hey robert, thanks for the yoke. your the man /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  12. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Posts:
    3,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Agawam, MA
    You're very welcome. I'm glad to hear you didn't get towed /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  13. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Posts:
    3,659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cedar City, UT
    Dude your truck sounded kind of weird, do you have a deisel? Looks like your not afraid to get on it /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Nice VID /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  14. HD

    HD 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Posts:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ridgecrest, CA
    [ QUOTE ]
    Dude your truck sounded kind of weird, do you have a deisel?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    To answer your question, yes. I love my diesel! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif When I get my lockers I won't have to hit it so hard.
     
  15. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Posts:
    15,160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]
    Dude your truck sounded kind of weird, do you have a deisel?

    [/ QUOTE ]
    To answer your question, yes. I love my diesel! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif When I get my lockers I won't have to hit it so hard.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    With the diesel and lockers you definitely won't get on it like that, or at least won't have to.
    I love mine big strong diesel and lockers front and rear, the only time I broke a U joint was on a small 2" high berm going in 2wd on a 3 year old U joint.
    Now I check my U joints more often /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  16. ford_assassin

    ford_assassin 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2003
    Posts:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bakersfield, Ca.
  17. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    Posts:
    3,659
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cedar City, UT
    Link doesn't work for me /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  18. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Posts:
    11,027
    Likes Received:
    855
    Location:
    Pinckney, MI
    I would love to see that, please fix the link
     

Share This Page