Needle bearing joints are simple in construction,
disassembled and reassembled without the use of any
special tools or any special mechanical knowledge.
REMOVAL FROM THE VEHICLE
Double Flange, Yoke Types (Bearing Cap and Snap
Ring Construction)(Fig. 13)
All Double Flange Yoke Type Joints are re-moved as
a complete assembly by removal of the Companion
Flange Bolts, Nuts and Lockwashers, which allows the
assembly to slip out from between the Companion
Double End, Yoke Type (U-Bolt Construction) (Fig.
Remove the U-Bolts, Nuts, and Lockwashers from the
End Yokes. Slide the Sleeve Yoke toward the shaft to
free the Bearings from their seats between the shoulders
in the End Yokes (Fig. 15). Care should be taken not to
drop the two Bearings from the trunnion ends of the
Journal Cross at both ends of the driveshaft. The End
Yokes remain on the vehicle.
Remove the capscrews, lock plates and bearing and
retaining cap sub-assemblies from the transmission and
axle end yokes. Remove the driveshaft with the
remaining journal crosses and bearings as a unit. The
end yokes remain on the vehicle.
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