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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Mar 11, 2018 at 10:42 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    That was a pic I took when doing the TC cam tabs.
     
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  2. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's w/front's set at 1.75", TRD exhaust, Colormatched grill, Illuminated 4wd selector switch, BAMF Bolt on Sliders w/kickout.
    It is like cutting the bottom foot of a blanket off and then sewing it to the top of the blanket...then trying to tell someone the blanket is actually longer now!!!

    It is actually quite retarded and really hard to adjust to twice a year...it needs to go away...but our legislators love it here...
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    everyone gets a 2.5% raise? me too?
     
  4. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    This that and the other thing.
    how in gods name did you even think of that analogy? :rofl:
     
  5. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    If you are an employee of the wonderful state of Utah, then yes!:D
     
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  6. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    I do some of my best thinking in the shower...it just popped into my head one day when I was silently complaining about how tired I was due to the stupid time change.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    This that and the other thing.
    I can believe that, I too do my best thinking while in the shower hahaha
     
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  8. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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  9. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    boo!


    I have a job interview on Tuesday. More pay, less responsibility
     
  10. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    @Subway4X4

    Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement

    Today I replaced my intermediate steering shaft and the yoke. The yoke would normally not need to be replaced, but I was concerned that I had messed up the threads on mine when changing my rack and pinion, so I ordered a new one. Turns out I didn't need one so I'm going to sell my OEM one for a few bucks.

    Anyways, here are the part numbers for everything, including the bolts.
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    The first step is to get the drivers side wheel off as well as the inner fender splash guard to expose the u joint. Place a jack stand under the drivers side frame, but leave the front of the truck jacked up. This will allow you to turn your steering wheel with no resistance since the weight of the truck is off the tires.


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    Turn the steering wheel so that these two bolts are facing outwards. Use a 12mm ratchet or impact to break them free. My weapon of choice is my impact with my swiveling sockets. A normal socket won't work.


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    Next turn the steering wheel so that the bottom bolt on the u joint is facing outwards, and completely remove the bolt.

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    Next turn the steering wheel back so that the gap on the yoke is facing you.

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    Now we want to secure everything so that it doesn't move upon removal. This way when you put the new one in, your steering wheel will still be straight. Lower the truck so that the full weight is resting on the jack stand and passenger tire.

    Next use ratchet straps to secure your steering wheel. I tried a few different combinations, but I found going horizontally out kept it the most secure.
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    Once you have that tightened down, grab a flat head screwdriver and a dead blow hammer. Work your way up and down the yoke by hammering the screwdriver in. This spreads it apart and makes removal possible.

    Once you have that loosened up, use a prybar to remove the lower portion of the shaft that is attached to your rack and pinion.
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    You can now wiggle out the old U joint, and put the new one on using a wrench to get them all moderately snug

    Once it's on, undo all your straps and jack up the front of the truck again. Turn the wheel until the bolt heads are facing you, and use a ratchet to tighten everything down. I tried finding a torque spec in the stickied thread, but of course that was the one diagram that was "broken". I just made them nice and tight.
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    Old shaft.
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    Even with all the precautions, my steering wheel is a hair off now, maybe one spline. It would be best to replace this before you are getting an alignment for something else, but IMO replacing this alone doesn't necessitate an alignment.

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    Also today I replaced my tail lights and reinstalled my back up camera. Man these things are sweet.
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  11. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    Subway4X4 Shameless Copy Cat

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    I'm pretty sure I have to do this...
     
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  12. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    I was blown away at how much smoother it drives. For the life of the truck it has been rough and I haven't even realized it. I'm extremely glad I did this, and only took about an hour.
     
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  13. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    FadedComa Failed Porn Star.........

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    Truck looks good in the rear now. One question, your wheel doesnt look centered when you strapped it. I m assuming the steering wheel isnt dead centered when you strap it down because of the turn to get to the bolts??
     
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  14. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    This that and the other thing.
    holy crap! this post took me by surprise! its actually related to the thread at hand :eek::rofl:
     
  15. Mar 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    That seems opposite of good business.

    I get a yearly raise, amount depends on how well the union negotiates with my employer. The current contract is 5 years with a 7% raise over those years. We have 3 years left and usually go on strike when the contract ends and before they negotiate a new one. Fucking silly to me but whatever.
     
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    Yeah, exactly. With it dead centered, I was unable to access any of the bolts. It doesn't need to be centered when taking it apart, so long as the tires and steering wheel don't turn when apart.
     
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    I only did it because Floyd requested it :D
     
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    Are you secretly in love with Randy and are slowly revealing to us little bits and pieces of your love for him?
     
  20. Mar 11, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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    I get a yearly raise too. Depending on my performance and if I hit the goals that I set for myself. Its between 1% - 5%. And that number is the percentage of my salary, as my bonus. If I complete the goal, and no one complains, then we get 3%. Which is pretty good.

    The new job is a higher pay level, salaried (now I am hourly), similar bonus/raise requirements, but less stressful situations. Right now I have to be ready for when things go to shit, and scramble and call the right groups. But it would be really nice not to work weekends, 9-5, and not be part of essential staff. So if there is a snowstorm and I feel like its unsafe to come to work, I dont have to.
     
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