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Old 06-15-2011, 06:47 PM
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I just youtubed it and have a better idea of what I'm up against.
Ok, so the u-joint is deff shot. I need a new one of those fo sho.

This is the part that worries me.

If I put new caps in there, is the messed up part going to cause problems?
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:51 PM
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I wouldn't use it in that condition. I would def be having that end replaced or repaired. That looks like a lot of material that supports the cap is missing. Remember, this moves a nealry 4000 pound truck down the road, I would want it too be as strong as possible.

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:52 PM
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you wont know till you knock the old caps out, knock em out and file the mangled parts smooth, it looks like its still biting the cap, so you should be fine. i would install the new u joint put it all back together and see if it vibrates when your done if so then take it to a drieline shop and see if they can balance it or what they think.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:02 PM
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Yea dude, I definitely think you'll be fine. get those caps outa there first tho, post pics after that's done
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:15 PM
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See if you have a driveshaft place near you. They might be able to replace that FUBARed yoke. There is a spring and driveshaft place near me that does stuff like that.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:22 PM
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You guys who think that end cap will be fine are crazy.

Tom, for your safety and every other driver's, just replace the end cap.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:35 PM
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^wtf are you talking about? Lol...we told him to get the end caps out so we can see what the DRIVESHAFT looks like (ya know, where the end caps go in at?)
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:04 PM
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yes, it is a must to get the caps out and take a look. To me, it just looks like cap side is all mushed out over the drive shaft end.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:24 PM
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I picked up a slighly bent shaft today at the junkyard and put that in and I'm going to drive around on that til I either:

Get the refund for the too short driveshaft ~ $327 for the record
Or get paid next friday,

Then take the old shaft somewhere to be rebulit and balanced.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:40 PM
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dont drive to far with that bent shaft, I think it might wear on your pinion bearings/seal
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:44 PM
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Get a new u-joint for the shaft and be done with it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:05 PM
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I'ma let a shop just fix it right. The missing metal concerns me.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:06 PM
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I'm let a shop just fix it right. The missing metal concerns me.
Wise choice.

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:10 PM
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dont drive to far with that bent shaft, I think it might wear on your pinion bearings/seal
I said that wrong. Its not bent, but it's dented slightly. Almost looks like they fucked it up at the junkyard while moving the truck. My truck used to vibrate real bad and without the shaft it was fine, and now it does again with the dented shaft, so i want it fixed and balenced the right way. This shaft is just a band-aid to get the stress off my FWD stuff til i get money again.
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