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Old 07-30-2012, 11:37 AM
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New U-Joints have heavy resistance?

Hey guys I just pressed in some new u-joints into my driveshaft and I noticed that the joints are really stiff when I try to rotate the joint. Should I remove the snap rings and file them down or is it supposed to be like that?
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:45 PM
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Give each side a shot with the hammer. Dont mash it, just a shot. Then they will be fine. Grease em up and put the driveshft back in.
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X 2 with rich. Strike the yoke with a hammer and hold the opposing cross part of the joint, I hold them in my hand. Striking it in this fashion "seats" the caps against the clips and stress relieves the yoke. They will move freely after that. If not, then something is messed up.
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thx guys, I'm on it.
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Then there is that @#$% single needle bearing that flopped and you still put the u-joint together. And yes, that u-joint, in many cases, can be fully assembled with exactly that tight effect. You don't need to know why I know this
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