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u-joint replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 4421.frank, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Feb 13, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    nasty dent on driver's side bed panel, shabby seats, cigarette burned interior roof, missing berf bar pad, cracked rain visor, removed hood scoop, unmentionable stain on back bench?
    gonna go ahead with the replacement, got the part today, and have an extra pair of hands coming by on monday or tuesday to help( doesn't hurt there is a case of old styles in the fridge plus some dewar's white label):D.

    Any good write-ups on it?

    lemme know,

    later days, willie mays:D
     
  2. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    ywen

    ywen Well-Known Member

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    can I come to watch/help?
     
  3. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Just make sure you make note of the original location where it bolts up to the yoke flanges, mark it (front & rear) so you'll bolt it back up exactly the way it was........:cool:
     
  4. Feb 13, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    nasty dent on driver's side bed panel, shabby seats, cigarette burned interior roof, missing berf bar pad, cracked rain visor, removed hood scoop, unmentionable stain on back bench?
    just mark it with the soap stone? Also, do put in park with the emergency brake on and jack it up on the front, or do I leave in neutral and jack it up from the back, with some wheel chocks in the front?
     
  5. Feb 13, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    nasty dent on driver's side bed panel, shabby seats, cigarette burned interior roof, missing berf bar pad, cracked rain visor, removed hood scoop, unmentionable stain on back bench?
    if you're in the immediate chicago area next week, sure, but bring another six pack:cool: aDIOS, muchachos
     
  6. Feb 13, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    Yeah, put some jack stands under rear axle, chock the front wheels, put it in neutral......:cool:
     
  7. Feb 14, 2010 at 1:05 AM
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    pairodice

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    look on you tube there is some great how to videos once you weed out the b/s
     
  8. Feb 15, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    nasty dent on driver's side bed panel, shabby seats, cigarette burned interior roof, missing berf bar pad, cracked rain visor, removed hood scoop, unmentionable stain on back bench?
    just finished the repair, not too bad. Jacked the rear up after lossening the bolts from the yoke. Then took the u-joint off, after marking it.

    Then came the bullshit :mad:

    I pulled out the locking rings and then......pounded and pulled and could not get the spider free. Finally after an hour I went to a local shop and asked them to get this spider out for me, they did it in a 15 minutes and charged me $20 :eek:, but what else could I do?

    After that everything went smoothly, after installing the new u-joint I greased all other grease fittings and snugged up the bolts.

    Took her for a short spin, didn't notice the noise as before and didn't notice anything new.

    If this installed wrong it would have made some type of noise, correct?

    Also, while looking under the truck I noticed another set of u-joints located just after the carrier bearing, could the noise be coming from there as well?

    finally, thanks to evryone who gave me some tips, your guidance is appreciated.:)
     
  9. Feb 16, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    The 2 U joiunts knuckled so close together are non serviceable & if bad the whole unit has to be replaced( As far as I know theres no way to punch it out).....:cool:
     
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