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Old 02-20-2003, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting a u-joint out

How do i do it without a vise. I don't have access to a vise readily and I don't want to pay someone. Got the clamps off and hit it with a BFH and a small socket but to no avail. Help me out guys, how do I get it off, a bigger FH? Let me know Please
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Old 02-20-2003, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you don't have a vise or a press then it is up the the hammer to do the work for you.. Just be care full not to knick the flanges or ears ..
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Old 02-20-2003, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/ujoint_install/

It's under the tech section...
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Old 02-20-2003, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks

i didn't see that under the search either
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Old 02-20-2003, 06:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You could always get the cheap Harbor Freight 3 in one press. I think it's still on sale for $29. I got one for balljoint stuff, but it says it works on U-Joints as well. The tech link vova posted is very good as well. If you missed it, you didn't search right. But that's okay, you're still a newbie and you're in the right place.
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Old 02-20-2003, 10:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sockets

I use sockets and a hammer to get them out.

Steps I take.
1. remove clips from ujoint
2. hold down driveshaft on concrete floor
3. find socket that is slightly smaller than ujoint cap.
4. tap, bang, and beat socket until the cap opposite of the one you're beating on starts to come out.
5. once cap is far enough out clamp it with visegrips and hit visegrips until cap is removed.

It's essential that the shaft does not move when you hit the cap. You can place socket on the floor and beat on the opposite side of the joint, it can get clumsy. Also, soak the joint with penetrating oil.

Don't give up, adapt and overcome.

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Old 02-20-2003, 10:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea i live in an apartment complex and run into the same crap so i bought a tiger tool it is awesome. tiger tool has a web site that sells direct or u can get them from mike at complete offroad.
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Old 02-21-2003, 06:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks

Appreciate all the info I'll tear into it again tonight. Thanks again.
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Old 02-21-2003, 08:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've used the hammer, bj-press and shop press. The bj-press is by far the best.

I use a ball-pen hammer in the field. I always smack both sides with the rounded end of the hammer to break the caps loose if it is an old joint.
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Just get a bigger BFH. If they're the original joints, they'll probably be stubborn a hell anyway.
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I use a large bolt and a hammer. No sense in beating up a socket. It helps if you have a table with a hole in it.
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Old 02-21-2003, 07:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Make sure that the clips are actually removed.. Some have inner clips, some have outer, and some have both..
Then of course there is the melter plastic crap

Put some heat to it, it will go...
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Old 02-22-2003, 01:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Some have inner clips, some have outer, and some have both..
Both? Never seen that...do you know of a specific application?
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Re: Getting a u-joint out

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How do i do it without a vise. I don't have access to a vise readily and I don't want to pay someone. Got the clamps off and hit it with a BFH and a small socket but to no avail. Help me out guys, how do I get it off, a bigger FH? Let me know Please
I've done it with a BFH and two small 2x4's (standing up on the long side) in a friends driveway a few times. It works, but not as easy as a good vise.
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I was taught to use a C clamp before I bought a vise. A BFH works just aswell.
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Old 02-24-2003, 04:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Damn that was easy

I really appreciate all the help and info, made what seemed like a scary job really freakin easy. Thanks again did it with a BFH and a socket didn't have a vise or c clamps or a good set of pliers so I just beat it till it came all the way through one side pulled the cap off and leaned it out the front side. Really, Really easy took less than ten minutes for both U-joints. thanks Knowledge is power
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I actuially just learned how to pull those this weekend. I have a big vice, but fatkid showed me the hammer and sockets way since we won't have the vice on the trail
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I actuially just learned how to pull those this weekend. I have a big vice, but fatkid showed me the hammer and sockets way since we won't have the vice on the trail

I know the hammer and socket method well. I helped a buddy
change out the rear driveshaft u-joint on his daughters Heep on
the side of the highway a few months back on the way to the
desert. 45 mins start to finish.
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Actually if you do it right, and the caps arent rusted in.. all you need is a hammer, and you dont even have to hit the ujoint
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I have a vice in my Jeep. Soon it will be attatched to a plate welded to some square tubing that will fit into my reciever hitch.
Seems easy enough.
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If thay are orginal heat it up untill black shit shoot out and that hit it with a BFH[SIZE=3]
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