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has any one taken a drive line apart


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#1 apintonut

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:28 PM

i would like to take the ujoints out of a dl drive line has any one done this/ there is no c clips?  i need to make a short drive line for my rail 



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:37 PM

hi,

 it's been my understanding the cups are pressed in then staked around the outside of the hole.   look closely at the outside of the hole where the cups are , should see little places where the flange or shaft hole has been peened to hold the cups in place.  a few minuites with a dremel tool with a proper tip and you should be able to knock the joint cups out.  not sure what means are used to fit , or to find replacements, subaru does not sell u-joints for them, replace the whole driveshaft is their answer.



#3 apintonut

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:35 PM

they sell ujoints that have internal c clips as replacements 



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:08 AM

ok well ive now done it its easy if you have done a subaru before (side note ive done about 100 ujoints but ones that are supposed to be changed) THESE ARE NOT DESIGNED TO BE CHANGED!!!

 

however that being said, it can be done. (first lesson) dont bother about the sake points just press right past them.  (step 2) press ujoint 1 way till it stops with just one  socket in the to that is .5mm smaller that the ujoint cap. (step 3) flip and repeat this un-dose the stakes on both sides. (step 4)  then smack ujoint with hammer in first direction (not caps) then grab the first cap with vice grips and twist out.  if u need help from there well.......


Edited by apintonut, 16 December 2013 - 12:10 AM.


#5 apintonut

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:39 AM

side side note i am very fortunate to own a press if u dont u can use a GOOD "C" clamp or get a ball joint press from o'reily auto parts (free rental with deposit)






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