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Gene

climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 02:39pm PT
Stupid American U-joints, huh Werner?
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Dec 10, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
I think stacked sockets and a big vice work better than pounding out.

When they are that hard to get out I have found getting them lined up properly while starting in the new ones to be the hardest part.....

Good luck!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
well,,,(sigh) i finally discovered the problem...There are SOME FACTORY u joints that were installed with BOTH the nylon and LOCK RINGS...dooohhhhhhhh!

Yes i was pounding against those lock rings hidden in the inside of the ears of the drive shaft...Felt pretty stooopud when i found that out... Bingo bongo and they are done ...
WBraun

climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
Stupid fuking Americans !!!!!!!

:-) :-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
NO CHYT!!!!;-)


i even looked on line- and NONE of the vids and directions noted that sometimes they had BOTH ...Yup,, stoopid Americans!
Gene

climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
LOL!!!!!!!!!
WBraun

climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 03:03pm PT
Yeah Ron

Don'tcha hate sh!t like this.

I'm guilty of doing stupid sh!t like this too.

Glad ya figgered it out, for your sake .....
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Dec 10, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
Seriously?

Hope you didn't damage them.........

Time to buy some prescription glasses :-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2012 - 03:23pm PT
hehehe,, yes it makes one feel rather inept when you KNOW about lock rings..But i had never replaced the factory jobs before, and all my books say they have JUST the nylon locks which i burnt out- squirted out the ports just like in the movies, so i "had it"....KNOTT! And yes, i should have used the STRONGER glasses i have..;-) I wont make that mistake again..
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 10, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
The guys probobly have all the tricks!http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/forumdisplay.php?f=3
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Dec 10, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Pounding? Don't you have a cir-clip removal tool? You can file down a pair of needle nose pliers and make one, or buy a dedicated unit specifically built for cir-clip removal. The ends of the cir-clip removal tool have tiny points that fit into the little holes in the cir-clips. You squeeze them tighter than the circumference of the u-joint, and they just come out like that.

Oh! I see now that you already got them off. Good job! At least you didn't have to do it on the side of the road in Wyoming at 10 below in a snow storm. That would get you motivated.
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Dec 10, 2012 - 05:32pm PT
Been there, done that. But to add insult to injury, a skunk squirted the underside of the car a few minutes before.
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