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Front driveshaft u-joint, internal snap rings or external??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I noticed my front driveshaft, front u-joint is a gonner and it doesnt look like there are external snap rings that attach it to the driveshaft, I am thinking they got busted out and that is why the u-joint is loose, the new u-joint came with the external snap rings so I think they are external unless I got the wrong one, can someone tell me if the snap rings go on the out side or inside?? BTW this is for a 85 with a np208.
    Thanks
    -Chris
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

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    the one at the pinion is external snap rings, you should be able to see the groves for the clips once you get the cap out.
     
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    yup, thanks I finally got the u-joint out of there, the last snap ring fits very tight to where the u-joint doesnt move as good as it would if it was loose, I think the yoke is bent a little, is it ok to run it like this??
     
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    that seems to be normall, every ujoint i have put in is like this.
     
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    ok good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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