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u joint caps turning in driveshaft

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by barneybasher1010, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. barneybasher1010

    barneybasher1010 1/2 ton status

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    What can I do about the caps turning in the driveshaft? I can see where the caps spin in the driveshaft. I read something the other day but cant find it.
     
  2. pauly383

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    Maybe the yoke is egged out a little bit , allowing the caps to turn . The clips are probably the only thing keeping them in there .

    It may cost you , but a new yoke , or at least a serviceable used one ( whole shaft ) would be needed .

    Use that one as a get home spare , if you tack weld the caps in place .
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    ^^What he said^^
     
  4. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    Locktite between the caps and yoke may help a bit but will not fix the issue.
     
  5. YZEATER

    YZEATER 1/2 ton status

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    the u-joint could be locked up/worn out. it'll just keep wearing the yoke out.
     
  6. barneybasher1010

    barneybasher1010 1/2 ton status

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    I just installed the joints maybe 500 miles on them. They went on like any other u joint. It is a 1310-1350 conversion joint.
     
  7. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    The yoke in the driveshaft is worn out. You will have to replace it.
     

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