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U-Joint Questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by andhar, May 14, 2004.

  1. andhar

    andhar 1/2 ton status

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    I have known that my k5 needed U-Joints for a lil while now , anyway I went to autozone today and go a set of "brute force" joints for it, according to the manafacturer they never need to be lubed and have a 1 year warranty.

    My question is , is anyone running them and I bought four of them, 2 for the main drive shaft and 2 for the shaft on the front.

    Opinions Please.
     
  2. marine_enlisted

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    I've ran them in a few different trucks. Never had one go bad yet. We used to hook chains on dry pavement when we were dumb kids and I never broke one. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Those are good u-joints. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  4. andhar

    andhar 1/2 ton status

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    do I need all 4 tho? and is there anything else I might want to change as a preventative measure.
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Since there are three in the front shaft you might want to go get another one.

    If you have an 80s truck, with 10 bolts unless your truck is a factory 4 speed:

    1-0153 BF at the front pinion
    2-3011 BF for the C/V, (x 2)

    2-3011 BF for the rear shaft, (x 2)

    '70s truck with 12 bolt rear and C/V front:

    Same as above except the rear shaft, for which you'll need two of 1-0153 BF.

    If you have a non-CV front shaft in your truck, 1-0153 BF will fit every driveshaft location.

    Front axle wheel joints are 1-0297 BF
     
  6. m j

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    if they "never need to be lubed" why is the warrantee only 1 year?
    never = 1 year?
     
  7. 84_Chevy_K10

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    [ QUOTE ]
    if they "never need to be lubed" why is the warrantee only 1 year?
    never = 1 year?

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    The warranty from Neapco is a Limited Lifetime. Autozone simply chooses to no longer honor it.

    All Neapco u joints are warrantied for life from the manufacturer.

    Autozone gives you THREE MONTHS on the greasables and 1 year on the non-greasables. Buy a Neapco joint anywhere else and it's limited lifetime.
     
  8. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    They started doing that last year- however, will still honor anyone who purchased it previously. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  9. 84_Chevy_K10

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    [ QUOTE ]
    They started doing that last year- however, will still honor anyone who purchased it previously. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    Yes, I know, I've got a record full of lifetime u joints. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Unfortunately I am missing the two part numbers I really need now as my driveshafts are all 1 and 1 1/2 ton now and I have a D60 in the front so my axle joints are no good anymore either.
     
  10. andhar

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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
  11. Executioner

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    '70s truck with 12 bolt rear and C/V front:

    Does this mean 70 to 79 ?
     
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    Nope. CV front shafts didn't come until the later years. '76 or so I do believe. Never owned a truck that old so I can't say for sure.
     
  13. JIMs70K25

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    Both my 70 and 71 have spicer style cv up front(yoke type not flange type).
     

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