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U-joints

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solid454, May 23, 2000.

  1. solid454

    solid454 Registered Member

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    Whats the quickest and easiest way to change u-joints?

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  2. CBLAZER81

    CBLAZER81 1/2 ton status

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    Quickest?A press or a big enough vise to fit everything into.
    Easiest?Pay somebody else to do it.(where are you?I work cheap,hehehe)

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  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    What I do is use an old socket and 4lb sledgehammer.
    support the shaft, remove the clips, put a bigg socket on the bottom side of the ujoint(bigg enough to allow the cap to fit inside it)put the old socket that is just a bit smaller than the cap on the opposite side and bang, bang, bang the cap should drop into the bigg socket now just work the other side out. Or just pay some one to doit who has all the right tools! Good luck

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  4. BlazerBoy

    BlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    I second that...That is how I do it.. Just beat on it... I have gotten pretty good at it only takes me a couple of mins..
     
  5. 72junker

    72junker Registered Member

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    I've used Burt's method with a vise instead of a sledge.
     

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