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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by titus95, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. titus95

    titus95 Registered Member

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    Question on U-Joints:
    Can they make a squeeling or squeeking noise like a belt if they are going bad? It happens in low gear (1st). I want to change them but I can't seem to find a nut or bolt that holds them in...there are pins how do I get them out? Appreciate the info.
    Ben
     
  2. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    If it's a u-joint like this one:
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    Then there's 4 blots each on 2 each metal clamps. U-joint is held in the driveshaft with C-clips. Don't ask why that one's connected to the pinion with no driveshaft :(
     
  3. uglyangelracing

    uglyangelracing 1/2 ton status

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    The pins your talking about are plastic. If you heat them up with a torch the melt. They come out like those snake firework things.
     
  4. titus95

    titus95 Registered Member

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    I'm sorry to make things confusing...I know there are four bolts that mount into the pumpkin (U-Joint) but what about the U-Joints that are directly out of the T-Case...are those the plastic pins that one is able to melt...otherwise it looks like someone sheared the heads off a very small bolt. Thanks again.
     
  5. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    They should press out after you remove the internal c-clip
     
  6. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    yes they can squeak!!

    Often bad U-joints make a RRRRR-EEEEE---RRRRRR-EEEEE squeaking noise when backing up or going forward slowly--noise increases speed as the driveshaft does,until you get to 30mph or so,where it may or may not "go away"--actually it does not "go away"--its just going so fast its harder to hear!---what your hearing is dry,rusted caps with no needle bearings rubbing against the journals on the "cross"...you have about 0-50 miles left after this noise starts in before your towed to the nearest service station--and sometimes junkyard to look for another driveshaft! :doah: :eek1: :crazy:
     
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    Are you certain its the joints making the noise? Before you go through alot of trouble.
     
  8. Jagged

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    Or sometimes they don't make any noise and your driveshaft shears off of the U-joint (see above photo) :mad:
     

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