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Old 06-23-2011, 08:51 PM
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U joint removal tool-How to use


How do you use this U joint removal tool?
http://www.amazon.com/U-joint-Puller.../dp/B002EWX49G
Need to change the U joints (3) on my 1963 Impala.

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:43 AM
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Never used one of those. I have always either used a press, a vise or a hammer. All three with a couple of sockets. If you are unsure how to do it, for less than the price of that tool you could probably have a garage do them for you. For anyone who has done them it is an easy task. The key is to keep the needles from falling over. The rear is usually the easiest, the front and centers are a little more challenging
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It would be interesting to see how it works.
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how to use it ????

thats a good ???... the feet don't look like there is mounting holes to keep it on the bench.. if u have a vise at home and of a good size u can use that just as well. small socket at one end to push through and larger socket on the other to allow the other bearing to fall into it... if u have a garage to work on the car and don't have a nice sized vise u need to get one then u'll always have other uses for it...
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I think this would work much better and cheaper.
What do you think?
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if you are looking for cheep, down and dirty simple. Just get a large C clamp that will work just fine, btw use the socket.
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I think this would work much better and cheaper.
What do you think?

That will Work, But be very careful,,, That is a lot that could fly... T-bucket23 explain's the best way to do it.. But your way would work,, Just be careful..
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Also soaked it in ATF fluid over night. I tried C clap and heat no luck.
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If you take the big socket and turn it upside down on the floor, And take the little socket in hit it with a big hammer.. I think it would be a little easier.. And a little more safer..
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Also soaked it in ATF fluid over night. I tried C clap and heat no luck.

Don't use heat.. And make sure there is no clip's holding it in..
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Also soaked it in ATF fluid over night. I tried C clap and heat no luck.
I think I would try some penetrating oil, ATF is not good for that. No heat, I agree checking for clips good idea. When I say C clamp I mean one 8 inches and heavy.
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Also soaked it in ATF fluid over night. I tried C clap and heat no luck.
C Clamp probably wont have enough leverage. Did you remove the locks, some are obvious and some are not.
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Locks removed. 48 year old U Joint.
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Sit in on a strong bench or the floor, Put a large socket under the joint and hit the top with a socked and a 3 LB hammer. It is helpful if you have a helper that can hold the shaft from moving around on you.
If you cant get them to go, bring them some where that has a press. I have never had to press them out, I have used a press but it was just for convenience.
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Locks removed. 48 year old U Joint.
Can you post a picture of the shaft and your removal setup
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