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Old 12-30-2001, 07:51 AM
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Question u-joint removal

i have a '47 plymouth and i am removing the driveshaft. I got it apart at the rearend, but at the front i am having trouble. I got the snap-rings out of the yoke but i can't budge the caps. Anybody got any ideas as to how i can get the thing out?

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I'll try to explain this the best I can. You need a bench vise, take 2 sockets, 1 needs to be a size larger than the cap the other needs to be a size smaller. Place the larger socket on one side of the yoke (with the open end receiveing the cap) and the smaller socket inline with the other cap. Sqeeze the assembly in the vise and the small socket should push both caps right otta' there. You can use the vise for re-assembly also. Hope you understand what I'm saying?
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Old 12-30-2001, 12:31 PM
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Jooooooe,

Yeah, i understand what you're saying, but unfortunately the shaft is still attached to the tranny. On my car there is a ujoint right off the tranny, then there is a splined shaft on the end of the driveshaft, which should slide out but is being very difficult, and then there is the last ujoint at the rearend. Also there is a brake setup on the tranny, which is the parking brake, and the muffler is right beside all of this which makes it hard to get at the ujoint. And i'm trying to do all this under the car. I think i will remove the exhaust to get more room. But in the meantime any ideas will still be appreciated.

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I would guess that there is a threaded collar that is keeping your driveshaft from coming apart. Loosen the collar with channel locks or a pipe wrench. When you put it back together be sure to line up the u-joints,it would be a good idea to mark both shafts before you take them apart.
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Ah so! Grosshopper not see'em full picture so sorry
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You could do the same thing that Joooooe was talking about but use some type of C clamp instead of a vise.
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JOOOOOOO I AGREE WITH YOU, BUT I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF GUYS INCLUDING MY SON WHO JUST BEAT ON THE JOINT WITH A HAMMER AND IN ABOUT 5 MINS. HE HAS THE OLD JOINT OUT AND THE NEW ONE IN, I LIKE THE OLD WAY, A LITTLE SLOWER WITH THE SOCKETS BUT IT WORKS WELL.

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