Monday, August 1, 2011

How to Replace a U-Joint?

Secure the vehicle on a solid level surface so that it does not roll or lean when raised.

Using a floor jack, raise the vehicle.

Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.

Paint a reference line on the end of the driveshaft and the companion flange so that they can be reassembled in the same position to maintain proper driveshaft balance.

Disconnect the U-bolts or U-clamps which hold the rear U-joint to the pinion flange. Wrap tape around the loose bearing cups to prevent them from falling off.

Remove the driveshaft from the transmission by sliding it backward.

Inspect the yoke seal for damage and replace if necessary.

Position the drive shaft in a sturdy bench vise.

Remove the snap rings which retain the bearings in the slip yoke (front only) and in the driveshaft (front and rear).

Using assorted sockets, press the bearing cups out of the yoke and the drive shaft with a large bench vise or an arbor press. By closing the vice, the smaller socket will drive the bearing through one side and the larger socket will allow the bearing to be driven out on other side.

As each bearing cup is forced far enough out of the universal joint assembly, grip the bearing cap, with a pair of pliers, and pull them off.

Drive the U-joint in the opposite direction in order to make the opposite bearing accessible, and pull it free with a pair of pliers. Use this procedure to remove all the bearings from both universal joints.

After removing the bearing caps, pull the U-joint from the drive shaft and yoke

Thoroughly clean all the dirt and foreign matter from the yokes and both ends of the driveshaft.

Install one bearing cap part way into one side of the yoke.

Start the U-joint into the bearing cap and then partially install the other cap. Align the U-joint and press the bearing caps into position, being careful not to damage the seals or needle bearings.

Install the snap-rings. If you are having problems seating the snap-rings, strike the driveshaft yoke sharply with a hammer. This will spring the yoke ears slightly and allow the snap-rings to seat in the groove.

Position the driveshaft and insert the front yoke into the transmission so that the splines mesh with the splines of the transmission shaft.

Using reference marks made during removal, align the driveshaft with the companion flange and secure it with the U-bolts or U-clamps.

Install the grease fitting and fill the joint with grease. Be careful not to overfill the U-joint, as this could blow out the grease seals.

Test the U-joint to verify repairs.


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For more car related problem troubleshooting:---

This are the sections, you can go through and click the link to read its troubleshooting.

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The car will not start?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-will-not-start.html

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Car will not crank?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-will-not-crank.html

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Car has no spark?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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How to troubleshoot car battery?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-troubleshoot-car-battery.html

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How to test starter solenoid?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html

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How to test cars starter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html

How to replace starter in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html

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car will turn over but will not start?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/car-will-turn-over-but-will-not-start.html

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The Brake Indicator Light Stays On dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/brake-indicator-light-stays-on-dash-of.html

The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/abs-and-traction-control-lights-stays.html

Check Engine Light On car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/check-engine-light-on-car.html

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How to replace Interior Lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-interior-lights-on-car.html

Car lights not working, even after replacing the bulb/lamp?

Click this link below:--

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-lights-not-working-even-after.html

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How to replace head lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-head-lights-on-car.html

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How to replace Parking, turn, and Brake Lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-parking-turn-and-brake.html
How to remove the door panel on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-remove-door-panel-on-car.html

How to replace power window motor in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-power-window-motor-in.html

How to test relays on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-relays-on-car.html

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How to troubleshoot Engine Misfires?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-troubleshoot-engine-misfires.html

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The spark plug firing order for car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

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Where is the Thermostat located in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/where-is-thermostat-located-in-car.html

How to recharge AC on Auto/Truck/car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-recharge-ac-on-autotruckcar.html

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How to trouble shoot speedometer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/from-where-to-order-car-parts-online.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-coil-springs.html

How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-oil-pan-gasket.html

How to Replace a Fuel Injector

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-injector.html

How to Replace a C.O.P. Type Ignition Coil?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-cop-type-ignition-coil.html

How to Replace a Fuel Pressure Regulator?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-pressure-regulator.html

How to Replace a Fuel Pump?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-pump.html

How to Replace a Rear Lift Gate Locking Mechanism?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-lift-gate-locking.html

How to Clean a Fuel System

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-clean-fuel-system.html

How to Replace an Ignition Coil

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-ignition-coil.html

How to Replace a Windshield

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield.html

How to Replace a Mass Air Flow Sensor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-mass-air-flow-sensor.html

How to Replace a Rear Distance Sensor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-distance-sensor.html

How to Replace a Muffler

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-muffler.html

How to Replace an Engine

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-engine.html

How to Replace an Intake Manifold Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-intake-manifold-gasket.html

How to Replace an Oil Pump

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-oil-pump.html

How to Lubricate a Brake Pedal Linkage ?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-lubricate-brake-pedal-linkage.html

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-motor.html

How to Replace a Distributor Cap

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-distributor-cap.html

How to Replace a Door Weather Stripping

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-door-weather-stripping.html

How to Replace a Freeze Plug

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-freeze-plug.html

How to Replace a Head Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-head-gasket.html

How to Replace a Heater Core

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-core.html

How to Replace Spark Plugs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

How to Replace a Rear Axle Bearing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-axle-bearing.html

How to Replace a Front Bumper Cover

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-front-bumper-cover.html

How to Replace a Manual Transmission

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-manual-transmission.html

How to Replace a Headlight Bulb

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-bulb.html

How to Replace a Headlight Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-switch.html

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-blades.html

How to Replace a Cooling Fan

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-cooling-fan.html

How to Replace a Catalytic Converter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-catalytic-converter.html

How to Replace an Engine Mount

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-engine-mount.html

How to Replace a Fog Light Assembly

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fog-light-assembly.html

How to Change Engine Oil and Filter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter.html

How to Replace a Power Seat Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-seat-switch.html

How to Replace a Rear Main Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-main-seal.html

How to Repair a Defroster Grid

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-defroster-grid.html

How to Replace an AWD Transfer Case

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-awd-transfer-case.html

How to Replace a Plastic License Plate Bracket?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-plastic-license-plate.html

How to Replace a Power Seat Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-seat-motor.html

How to Replace Power Steering Fluid

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-steering-fluid.html

How to Replace a Power Window Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-window-switch.html

How to Replace a Quarter Glass Panel?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-quarter-glass-panel.html

How to Pressure Test a Radiator and Cap

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-pressure-test-radiator-and-cap.html

How to Replace a Radiator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator.html

How to Repair a Hood.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-hood.html

How to Replace an Energy Absorber

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-energy-absorber.html

How to Replace Heater Core Hoses

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-core-hoses.html

How to Replace a Thermostat.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-thermostat.html

How to Rotate Tires.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-rotate-tires.html

How to Replace Wheel Lug Nuts

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-wheel-lug-nuts.html

How to Replace a Tire Valve Stem

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-tire-valve-stem.html

How to Change a Flat Tire

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-flat-tire.html

How to Replace Leaf Springs

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-leaf-springs.html

How to Replace a Heater Control Valve

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-control-valve.html

How to Replace Transmission Cooler Lines

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transmission-cooler.html

How to Replace an Ignition Control Unit

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-ignition-control-unit.html

How to Replace a Brake Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-brake-hose.html

How to Replace a Transfer Case Rear Output Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transfer-case-rear.html

How to Replace a Seat Belt and Seatbelt Retractor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-seat-belt-and-seatbelt.html

How to Replace a Power Steering Rack

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-steering-rack.html

How to Bleed Brakes with a Tool

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-bleed-brakes-with-tool.html

How to Replace a Tail Light Bulb

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-tail-light-bulb.html

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid Level

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-automatic-transmission.html

How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-automatic-transmission.html

How to Replace Vacuum Hoses

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-vacuum-hoses.html

How to Replace an Air Intake Boot

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-air-intake-boot.html

How to Replace a Valve Cover Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-valve-cover-gasket.html

How to Replace a Water Pump

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-water-pump.html

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-switch.html

How to Replace Window Run Channel Seals

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-run-channel-seals.html

How to Replace a Window Regulator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-regulator.html

How to Balance a Tire and Wheel

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-balance-tire-and-wheel.html

How to Replace a Window Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-motor.html

How to Adjust a Hood Release Latch?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-adjust-hood-release-latch.html

How to Replace a Radiator Support

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator-support.html

How to Replace a Rear Pinion Seal.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-pinion-seal.html

How to Replace Battery Cables

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-battery-cables.html

How to Replace a Proportioning Valve

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-proportioning-valve.html

How to Replace an Upper Radiator Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-upper-radiator-hose.html

How to Replace a Lower Radiator Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-lower-radiator-hose.html

How to Replace a Timing Belt?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-timing-belt.html

How to Check for Loose or Worn Suspension

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-for-loose-or-worn.html

How to Check for Loose Steering System

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-for-loose-steering-system.html

How to Replace an Oil Pressure Switch (Sensor)

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-oil-pressure-switch.html

How to Replace a Fender Liner or Splash Shield

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fender-liner-or-splash.html

How to Replace a Hood Insulator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-hood-insulator.html

How to Replace a Rear Differential.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-differential.html

How to Repair a Hood Hinge

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-hood-hinge.html

How to Replace a Brake Pedal Return Spring

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-brake-pedal-return.html

How to Replace a Door Shell.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-door-shell.html

How to Replace a Transfer Case Front Output Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transfer-case-front.html

How to Replace a Hood Latch/Lock Assembly

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-hood-latchlock-assembly.html

How to Replace a Lift Gate Strut

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-lift-gate-strut.html

How to Replace Mud Flaps (Mud Guards)

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-mud-flaps.html

How to Check Differential Oil Leaks and Replace Oil.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-differential-oil-leaks-and.html

How to Replace a Mirror

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-mirror.html

How to Replace a Transfer Case Shift Linkage

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-transfer-case-shift.html

How to Replace a Transmission Mount

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-transmission-mount.html

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