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front driveshaft u-joints

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LittlecountryK15, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. LittlecountryK15

    LittlecountryK15 Registered Member

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    how do you remove the two u-joint that are on the front driveshaft right at the tranfercase?

    appears that they are pinned all the way through the yoke and through the cap of the u-joint and out the other side. Is that the way they are assembled? b/c the pin just crushes when you try to tap it out.

    its on a 85 GMC 3/4ton pickup
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    I have no idea what you mean by "pinned". You should be able to remove the clips on the bearing caps and pound them out.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    sounds like the molded joints from factory. if pin on both sides then its plastic. take a torch and heat up yoke till plastic pops and all comes out. take care not to heat to a gloing red tho. just even heat all around yoke . and it smells real real bad so outside if possible and dont inhale.:D
     
  4. LittlecountryK15

    LittlecountryK15 Registered Member

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    let me see if I can figure out how to get a picture on here and let yall see what Im talking about
     
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    I've also heard when heating them that the molton plastic seems to shoot out so watch for that! Burn hazard.
     
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    [​IMG] here is a pic I HOPE
     
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    oh and how in the crap do i resize a pic? :grin: :dunno:
     
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    well we finnally got a pic up now how do I get the u-joints out of there....sorry about the size were both new to posting pics.

    are those pins the ones that I need to heat up or is there somethin else I need to do and if I do have to heat them up how to you go about replaceing the pins.......once again thanks for the help
     
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    [​IMG]

    I use Irfanview to resize pics. Also, does your camera have a macro function? Either way, looks like you exceeded your minimum focal length there, try keeping a little more distance between the lens and what you're shooting.

    I'm not familiar with those types, but it looks like what the other guys are talking about.
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yea, that's the factory plastic fastener. Heat and remove.
     
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