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trail side u-joint change ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rick88blaze, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    i was just wondering what most of you use to change a busted u-joint on the trail. i was thinking about an adjustable pipe clamp like this one at http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=31255. or just carry a large C-clamp. what do you think. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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  2. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    A hammer, socket and 10-15 minutes time.
     
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    Same here. Don't forget about a grease gun.
     
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  5. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    i've already got a vise mounted on a plate for my hitch. i got the mount from harbor freight for $20 including shipping. i just don't want to have to load up that big arse' vise everytime i go wheeling. i've got a 5" vise mounted on it. it works great here at home, though. this is the one i bought, if anyone else is interested. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=42655
     
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    i use a hammer and a chisle.pound out the one side pull the cap then pound the other side till the cap falls out.thats the way ive always done it.i make sure to carry an extra in my toolbox.i also carry extra clips just in case it just pops out and i can still use it.
     
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    thanks for the info. guys. i've done it with the hammer and socket before too. i was just looking for something a little easier.

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    Easiest and fastest = The harbor frieght press c-clamp thingy, and impact gun (electric or pneumatic- whatever's on-board). It's not the cheapest, but.... I've used the c-clamp method, just takes longer....
     

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