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Well as most of u know i fubar'd my tranny mount which a new set is on order from 4wd hardware. Well on my way home friday night the ujoint closest to the tcase on my RE sye driveshaft went. well the caps on both sides are busted up so bad they are flared. I cant get them to push though. Im going to try beating the better of the 2 back into shape to see if i can the 1 out. I also noticed as i took the shaft apart to change all the u joints when i pulled the thing apart where the pin goes into the ball had alot of almost brake dust all over it and the needle bearings fell out and were completly dry. Im assuming it needs to be rebuilt, i coulnt figure how to get the ball out but then again i was pretty frustrated at that point with the tranny and the shaft i was like f this.

What to do? Replace the whole thing (not the shaft) or can i get like a rebuild kit.... then again thats IF i can get the u joint out.

is there a way to break the u joint in half dumb question i guess.

ok here is a pic of what im talkin bout. excuse the quality my digicam is broken the lcd is GONE so im just shootin from the hip.


the cap fubar:


the ball where the pins should be but they fell out with "dust on them":


[ 08-19-2001: Message edited by: Dust Puppy ]
 

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I brought mine to a Napa machine shop and they rebuilt it for $75.00...never tried one myself. I'll have to find and old one and try. Remember to keep greasing it, the more you go off road the more you should grease it.
 

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Sounds like it died from lack of lube. Why didn't ya lube it?
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Right, cuz there's no zirk fittings <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

when you get a new one, or get that one rebuilt, get one with zirks in the end caps.

I'm gonna guess that both Ujs and the centering ball need to be replaced. Why not get a new shaft and then get that one reworked as a spare...

- Dan
 

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Oh, and I forgot to mention, R/E gets there shafts made at drive line service in west sac. (916) 371-3332

they are OK, but there are better driveshaft shops out there.

I'm pretty sure they use spicer stuff.
 

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the spicer numbers are stamped right on it.... who could i call and mabey just get this crapola replaced.
 

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so does mine <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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who could i call and mabey just get this crapola replaced.

*any* halfway decent driveshaft builder should have these in stock.

Steve at southbay driveline built mine. http://www.sbdriveline.com/ I'm sure he has them

Jess (OneTonCV on this BBS) has quite a following here. I'll assume he builds little stuff like this too. http://www.highangledriveline.com/ I'll

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My RE shaft has grease fittings on it....

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so does mine

Ok... <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> Now I'm curious. Do yours have a grease fitting on the CV-joint U-joints? or just a zirk on the slip shaft?

If they have zirks on the CV part I'm wrong. I wasn't referring to the zirk on the slipshaft which *I don't think* lubes the CV Ujs or the centering ball.

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Dan

thanks for the help ill see what i can find out.

as for the greezin.... the only fittings i have are the u joints themselves, and the fitting on the slip shaft. there are no other fittings on it that i can tell.

i wonder how much vasaline ill need when looking for prices on a new rear driveshaft. what sucks is i need new front when i put the 44 up there and i didnt really plan on needing ANOTHER rear.

thanks guys.
 

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All you really need is a rebuild kit for the CV. Get ahold of James (ImKunFused) or Gary (Gary) and they can hook you up (they are at Stockton Drive Line Service)
 
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There are fittings on the CV U-joints but they're not regular zerks, you need a needle adaptor for your gun. I picked one up a Pep boys for around $2. they're a PITA, and you'll usually squirt grease everywhere BUT in the joint, but get it in there pretty snug and keep at it and you see it workin in there. Speaking of which, mine probably due <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">. I know the slipo joint needs a shot evertime I turn around
 

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Well good news ladies and Gentleman and i use that term loosely.

Got the u joint out of the friggin cv. beat the cap and pressed the hell out of it with the ball joint puller. Actually i didnt do it John at the shop was like lemmy show ya something (with the best jim carey accent)

now with the ball it looks good doesnt look like there are any problems with it. the seal is still intact he used a pic and cleaned the gunk out. i would have done it but i was still in work clothes. Im going to "attempt" to put the needle bearings back in there one by one they were fine just dusty. its still good its still good. (best words of homer) ANYWAYS... im going to pack that motha fulla grease and put it back together we will see if it holds together.

thanks for all the help i really do apretiate it.

and on a side note i think my dad has lost his mind. he has almost agreed to a trailer and he agreed to a bigger cam with the fuel injection and a 4.0 head and a bigger oil pump and alternator and welder. then i mentioned hell just swap the motor. and he was like find me a motor. .... i was like uhhh you can have mine i have plans for my engine compartment.... and since i was on the way out of the room and being interupted i left on that note.... he doesnt know about my 400 heheheheh

mabey in a few months ill see some of you east coast guys at paragon with both of my creations. that would be cool... my dad with the cj and me with the TJ. oh and he agreed to go with 4" lift and 33-35's which means muahahahh a hell of alot more then 4"
 
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