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Old 02-21-2011, 07:17 PM
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Default U-Joints in a 03..

So tomorrow I am replacing my u-joints, and was wondering if there is anything special needed to get the bolts out. I have sprayed them to hopefully loosen them up, but was wondering if they have like a loc-tite on them that needs to be heated to be removed. Any tips would be appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:27 AM
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Default Re: U-Joints in a 03..

No they dont have loc-tite on them but are you doing this with a press or ole socket n hammer method? I know on my 06 even with 60,000 miles and in KY, they were a BIT** to get out with the ole socket n hammer method. Ill never do it like that again ill tell you that. A press would def be your friend here but you can get away with socket n hammer just takes longer.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:11 PM
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thanks man, i got it out today, and the u-joints felt perfect, so it's not my problem, sadly. Now i am back to the unknown vibration, must be a tire balance, again......
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:18 PM
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trust me when I got mine I battled the same issue foreverrrrrrrr. Now I just have my own different vibrations but I am body lifted with 33 MT's so I guess I cant complain about a shitty ride. But I will tell you these really dont even ride worse than my stock 235's that were badly wore uneven so that could def be your issue like some of mine was.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:27 PM
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Yeah I thought tires was the problem, needed new ones so i replaced them with 265/70/16's (same height, just wider) and although they are a bit better, still vibrates. I am unsure how good the shop did on the balance so i am going to have it checked again sometime. Thanks for the reply's!

Forgot to add, this vibration I am chasing didn't change with the tire swap, still is the same, and hasn't changed from the 86,000km when I got it, to the 126,000 that are on it now.
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