DISASSEMBLING UNIVERSAL JOINT
SNAP RING - Remove by pinching the ends together
with a pair of pliers. If a ring does not readily snap
out of the groove in the yoke, tap the end of the
bearing cap lightly to relieve the pressure against the
ring (Fig. 24).
THRUST PLATE CONSTRUCTION (Fig. 25) -
Remove capscrews and plate. The balance of the
disassembly and assembly instructions are the same
as those for snap ring joints.
NEEDLE BEARING CAP - Remove by driving on the
end of one bearing cap until the opposite bearing
cap comes out. Turn the joint over and tap the
exposed end of the journal cross until the opposite
needle bearing cap is free. Use a soft round drift
with flat face about .79 mm (1/32") smaller than the
hole diameter in the yoke, otherwise, there is danger
of damaging the bearing.
JOURNAL CROSS- Remove by sliding it to the side
of the yoke and tilting it over the top of the yoke lug
ASSEMBLING UNIVERSAL JOINT
Reassembly is merely reverse order of the above
operations. On joints without a lubrication fitting, repack
recommended lubricant. Make sure the reservoir in
each trunnion is filled. With the rollers in the race, fill the
race about 1/2 full (Fig. 27).
Fill Race 1/2 Full With Lube
U-Bolt joints are a combination of U-Bolt and snap
ring construction (Fig. 28). Except that the U-Bolts are
disassembled when the complete propeller shaft is
removed from the vehicle, the balance of disassembly
and assembly instructions are the same as those for
snap ring joints.
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