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CV Joint Removal

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieRed, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    Busted fron U-joint, now i need to replace it, and am taking the driveshaft out. the CV joint comes out with just those four bolts right? this looks like it's not going to be fun, my wrench keeps slipping off, any tips?
     
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    out. now can i replace the u-joints within the CJ joint?
     
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    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    i bet every single one of you knows the answer. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes, replace the CV ball, too. The hardest part is getting the spring in, but its not that bad. Info on the case and yoke style would have gotten you a better answer. There are diff access spots depending on the crossmember. Once its apart look it over closely for cracks in the casting. Once you do it once its not that bad the next time. If you have a specific "?" ask & I'll try to help.
     
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    i had already gotten the CJ joint out, but boy did that thin handle on the wrench hurt my palm! i think the U-joints are ok. i am replacing the lower joint and painting the shaft (gettin rid of the nasty chrome 'tape' it came with with a nice red coat of kylon!)

    FINALLY when i get my new rear 4.88s this truck will be read to go for the first time in two months! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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