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Old 11-17-2006, 08:35 AM
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U-joint question.......

I am replacing the u-joint in a drive shaft from a 68 firebird with an auto and the original u-joint has a hidden groove on each cap with plastic(?) injected in it to hold the u-joint in place.
Anyway, my question is....will a replacement u-joint use clips on the inside of the yolk flanges to hold the joint in place instead of the injected plastic?
Any thoughts or comments will be greatly appreciated!!
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yes,also remember to heat the caps where the plastic is or you will never get them out.
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u-joint question......

Yes it will have new clips to hold it in place.

We sometimes use a torch to heat plastic up,of course be careful if you do this.

In fact,melting the plastic is about the only way this u-joint will come out many times. Good luck!
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sorry double post

Last edited by Jimmy Geske; 11-17-2006 at 09:26 AM.
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Thanks very much Barny and Briscoe for your response! I hear ya about heating the caps up. I tried for a long time with no luck until I did heat them up and then the plastic came oozing out of the little hole sorta like the little firework "snakes" we used to buy for a nickle when we were kids,hehehe.
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u-joint question

Jimmy watching that plastic ooze out can be very therapeutic!
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