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Old 06-13-2017, 01:27 PM   #4911
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Buying the Chilton Manyal will assure you won't have problems with your vehicle. The vehicle knows when you don't have one and makes it a point to need repairs. Once you buy one, all the fun is over for the vehicle.


unfortunately, none of my vehicles were smart enough the read and still needed repairs! HAHAHA!
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Buying the Chilton Manyal will assure you won't have problems with your vehicle. The vehicle knows when you don't have one and makes it a point to need repairs. Once you buy one, all the fun is over for the vehicle.
My Tahoe was throwing error codes until I ordered a Code Reader. Never another error code after I received the reader!

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Youtube it and see. I did mine with a vice and a couple of sockets... Wasnt too hard..
I've even used C clamps, but more than a few times a needle bearing got shoved to the bottom of a cup and the only way I've found to keep that from happening is to use a thicker, stickier grease added to the cup bearings before installing the cross, if things are not lined up when installing the cross into the cups you can end up really damaging the cups and bearings. Another thing I've ran across is C slips that were too thick and wouldn't fit in their groove or cause the assembly to be too tight or loose, it pays to get the best quality U-joint kits as you will probably get better C clips. In the long run it maybe a good thing to take it to a driveshaft shop as some can also balance your driveshaft assembly which can help with longer life of U-joints and a quieter vehicle.
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I've even used C clamps, but more than a few times a needle bearing got shoved to the bottom of a cup and the only way I've found to keep that from happening is to use a thicker, stickier grease added to the cup bearings before installing the cross, if things are not lined up when installing the cross into the cups you can end up really damaging the cups and bearings. Another thing I've ran across is C slips that were too thick and wouldn't fit in their groove or cause the assembly to be too tight or loose, it pays to get the best quality U-joint kits as you will probably get better C clips. In the long run it maybe a good thing to take it to a driveshaft shop as some can also balance your driveshaft assembly which can help with longer life of U-joints and a quieter vehicle.
i have noticed that many times, especially on those vehicles that are used off-road, many times will have corrosion around the bores, making it difficult to remove the bearing cups, and even making it hard to re-install the new bearing cups.

one method i use that works very well is to use a brake cylinder hone in the bearing cup bores with some penetrating oil, an to clean and polish them. this will make installing the new bearing cups much easier. it doesn't need much. just enough to clean them of any corrosion or deposits. then coat the bores with a little grease and the bearing cups will go in much easier.

and yes, coating the needle bearings with a heavier grease is very good idea to keep them in place. and on side note, always grease the u-joints after installation, as the grease in them out of the box is just for shipping and storage against rusting, not for usage on the vehicle. they need a high quality grease for proper use.
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Im having someome at work help me with it tomorrow, hopefully Ill know how to do it in the future.
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