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u-joint stuck behind knuckle

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by fireturk41, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Nov 30, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    last time i went wheeling my u-joint on the half shaft of a jeep dana44 backed outa the caps, the caps have come out to the point where you can no longer slide the shaft outta the knuckle. ive tried pounding them in to no avail and im running outta ideas.

    i thought about grinding them out but the area is too small for a grinder, i might give the sawzall a shot tomorrow but i was just wondering if there were any ideas up here

    also tomorrow i finish wiring up my airlocker switch to a non arb compressor
     
  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Heat maybe, have you tried pirate4x4? Pictures would help. Only thing maybe is to pound the caps off instead of on?
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Torch or plasma cutter. It would be a last resort.

    Have you tried using a giant c-clamp?
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    Good luck with the sawzall. Even the cheapest axle/u-joint material on the planet will eat a sawzall blade in less than a minute. If you had a plasma cutter you could cut the joint, or worst case scenario, the axle. If you use a torch, be careful, you could lose the heat treating in surrounding materials.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    finally got it out bent one pry bar and snapped another one and also bent my friends big ass c-clamp (mine didnt fit). the too me and a friend one pushing and the other pulling to finally get it

    i bent the ears bigger than the opening in the knuckle i guess

    now im saving up for chrome molly
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Ball joint presses have a huge c-clamp that would work... Sorry I'm late.
     
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