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Driveshaft U-joints


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#1 toybuilder

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 06:56 PM

Are not replaceable on my 1990 Loyale??

That is what the parts guy at the local dealer told me today when I inquired about purchasing them. He said you have to replace the whole shaft. $500+ dollars!!

Guess I'll be combing the Pull-n-Save tomorrow for a "new" drive shaft. I put a full time 4wd tranny in my wagon and the old shaft just isn't going to cut it.....

Anyone have any experience with this? I'm getting a quote from a local driveshaft shop to remake my shaft with replaceable u-joints.

#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 08:12 PM

Yep - they are staked in - it will probably be cheaper to get a used one. It's rather expensive generally to put in serviceable joints.

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#3 WAWalker

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 08:50 PM

You can get the proper size u-joints for replacement. It is a bit of a job getting the old ones out and cleaning up the "stakes" so you can put the new ones in. If your a DIY'er it is the most affordable route to go. The replacment joints are IIRC around $15.
I think I've got a part number somewere. I'll look for it.

#4 toybuilder

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 08:56 PM

A part number would be great, thank you.




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