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Replacing U-Joints on EA81 Propeller Shaft
Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:36 PM
I have read mixed threads on whether or not these u-joints are replaceable without any clear indication. My local parts store can get me the joints, but I am curious as to whether or not anyone has any clear insight on replacing these joints?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:39 PM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:43 PM
You wouldn't happen to have any part numbers or links to stores that carry these? I want to make sure to get the right part the first time. I understand if the stores aren't in this area, but a part number might be usuable at the parts counter.
Also, for information's sake, are these joints staked or not? I noticed in a NEAPCO catalog that there are two possibilities for the joints. One is listed for the Brat/GL (2-door) 85-88 w/4WD (1-0027), the other is listed for DL, GL, and RX 85-89 All w/Staked-In U-joints (pn 1-0430). The 1-0027 is an internal snap ring U-joint, while the 1-0430 is staked. Which one is it? I have a GL 2-door with 4WD.
I am just a bit confused.
Posted 01 August 2006 - 08:35 PM
Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:11 AM
I noticed today that the manual for my hatch has the brat and hatch on the cover. This seems to support your idea of the similarities. Also, can anyone tell me what parts stores are looking for when they ask for the VIN "4" or "5"? I noticed my VIN has a 5 in it.
Another interesting note, indicating my excitement or idiocy, but the hatch is actually an 88 rather than an 87.
thanks for all of the help so far.
Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:05 AM
Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:46 AM
Thanks a ton!:headbang:
That cleared up a lot of the confusion at the parts store.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 01:22 AM
A quick test drive with the new joints indicated that the pesky vibration is gone and none to soon as prolonged driving with the vibration would have caused serious problems with other components in the 4WD drive train.
GD, thanks for all the tips on ordering parts. Next is replacing the valve cover gaskets (ordered at the same time as the u-joints) to reduce my oil expense and that nice fragance coming from the exhaust pipes burning it off.
Posted 05 August 2006 - 01:27 AM
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