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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wsudu, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. wsudu

    wsudu Registered Member

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    ok...Last night I was the one who posted the problem with getting the U-Joint out. Well you guys who said put some heat on it, and you were right as usual. So, now my yoke I think is bent a little in..About one clip short...So what to do???...I called the drive line place and they said they had to weld a new one in...What the hell is that...I mean seriously, There is no way to bend that yoke about 2mm out just enough to put the clip in?...ANY SUGGESTIONS....I am a poor college student....This Blazer is a chore but I love it too much to think rationally..Thanks
     
  2. Pugsley

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    If you are real gentle, you could probably pull it out enough with a prybar. Don't shock the hell out of it, just a steady pull. After doing that, I would start prowling the boneyards for a new shaft, but it should straighten out without cracking.

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    Are you sure it is a bent yoke? Might be that you need to push in the ujoint bearing cup further - to enable you to seat the snap ring. When you do this, then make sure the ujoint moves freely, if not, just smack the yoke with a hammer, just enough to seat everything.

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    Find a Machine shop. Most NAPA's have them. They may be able to heat it and bend it on the press. Probably looking $10 in labor. Now they do fit tight but the other problem is one ear may be tweeked. If that ear is rotated it will fry U-Joints like you would not believe. The machine shop should be able to tell if it it bent.
    Are you sure a roller didn't slip and is laying in the bottom of a cup? Thats about 2mm.

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  5. HarryH3

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    Like Grim hinted at, remove the cups and look inside to make certain that none of the little needle bearings have fallen into the bottom of the cup. One of those things in the wrong place will make the joint seem just a little too long to fit into the yoke.

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  6. dyeager535

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    You can bend it back I'm sure, or have it done, but the problem is that you are looking at changing the driveshaft from the way it was balanced. You may induce some vibrations that will be death to your drivetrain not having it rebalanced.

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