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Hmm.. Ujoint noise??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Confedneck, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    so last week i noticed this noise in my truck when cruising, holding steady speed, mostly in 3rd gear (sm465)..
    so today i climb under the truck to grease the ujoints and i pulled myself under by the driveshaft.. found there's about 3/8" side play in my 29$ conversion joint (1350 to 12 bolt)... and i have no time to replace it.. so i guess ill just take it easy until i get to replace it... YEAH RIGHT.. lets see if i cant blow it out on my way to put chevy 4wd's tranny in on sunday!!
     
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    Sure you greased it enough when you put it in?
     
  3. Confedneck

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    hah i know i didnt grease it when i put it in.. because i put the zerk where i couldnt get to it.. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Next time greese it out of the truck. Set one cap on the ground and put a little pressur on the opposite cap with your foot. Then greese them up. It is a little messier to put in but it is better than not greesing them at all.
     
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    never thought of putting pressure on the caps to grease it out of the truck... allthough im willing to bet, if i had installed the ujoint with the Zerk towards the diff instead of towards the t-case, i could actually grease it.. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    well.. changed the rear rear ujoint yesterday.. and let me tell you, the old one was WASTED..
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    the new one didnt have a zerk fitting and is non-greasable.. so we'll see how long it lasts too..
     

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