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Old 07-09-2018, 06:51 PM
UndeadSpaceMonkey UndeadSpaceMonkey is offline
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Default Need help with inpropper drive axle / ujoint removal install

I was getting a vibration so i checked out the ujoints and sure enough they had play in them so i decided to replace both of them, i just removed the drive shaft with out marking anything be ause i was told that i didnt have too because this truck is just a single drive axle 4x2 so anyway here i am a week later with the same vibration again and with bad ujoints
my question is was i wrong to just remove shaft without marking and now i have something screwed up (is there a way to make this right again) before i put new ujoints in again

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: Need help with inpropper drive axle / ujoint removal install

New u-joints don't wear out that fast.Pull the drive shaft again and check that the u-joints are free and installed correctly and check for a bent front yoke.Check for rust at the diff mounting u-bolts.The drive shaft is balanced by it self so it doesn't matter which way it's installed just that it's installed correct.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: Need help with inpropper drive axle / ujoint removal install

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New u-joints don't wear out that fast.Pull the drive shaft again and check that the u-joints are free and installed correctly and check for a bent front yoke.Check for rust at the diff mounting u-bolts.The drive shaft is balanced by it self so it doesn't matter which way it's installed just that it's installed correct.
Thankyou so much for the reply

turns out one of the pins on the front u joint came out.
I will be putting a new one in tomorrow, fingers crossed

Thanks again
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: Need help with inpropper drive axle / ujoint removal install

you have to phase the u-joints and slip yoke if you pulled it apart
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: Need help with inpropper drive axle / ujoint removal install

Replaced front U joint
Didnt mark anything first time and now the second time
2nd Ujoint has been in for a week now and no vibrations.
Mechanic said there was no need to mark a single shaft unit because its the shaft itself that is weighted, whole different ball game with double shafts and or 4x4 units
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