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Replacing u joint in 95 sierra

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Newyorkjets00, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Newyorkjets00

    Newyorkjets00 Member

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    Alright I need a refresher on this.. Can hear it popping just like on my old s10 I had. I remember it was a pita to change them on it. So what's the easiest and quickest way to do it? 95 single cab!
     
  2. Newyorkjets00

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    Ok I remember a little more now.. I used a socket and hammer to knock the old ones out and a press to put the new ones in. On this Sierra what all do I need to remove the drive shaft?
     
  3. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Removing the shaft makes it easier, I've never done one in the vehicle, heat it up to get all the plastic crap out if it's still there, hammer it out use a c clamp to put in
     
  4. Newyorkjets00

    Newyorkjets00 Member

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    I'll remove the shaft.. Do you know what I need to remove it?
     
  5. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Unfortunately bolt rear of shaft from axle and pull the slip yoke out, I think it's either a 7/16 or 3/8 wrench you need to take it it out (I've unfortunately done a ton of OBS u joints, just a warning to clear my name of any responsibility but I doubt you need it
    *********CHOCK THE REAR WHEELS OR SET PARKING BRAKE, I'm not responsible if your truck runs you over**********
     
  6. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    do those older trucks have the plastic in them?

    a small torch will work.
     
  7. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Yep they do and yea a plumbing torch works just takes a little longer
     
  8. Newyorkjets00

    Newyorkjets00 Member

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    I see now. 2 bolts on each side of the shaft and it drops down.. What u joint do you replace with? 10$ or 20$ ones, any difference??

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  9. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Make sure it's greaseable, I personally like Precision and Moog U joints, but yes those are the bolts and the front just slides out but have a drain pan under the the output on the trans, some fluid will probably come out.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015
  10. Newyorkjets00

    Newyorkjets00 Member

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    Gotcha!! I got a socket and a hammer might take awhile but I'll get it!
     
  11. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    That how I always got them out, also my Snap On guy is awesome, I had a kinda wonky hit and broke a chrome socket and it was very clear I was miss using it and still warrantied it :success:
     
  12. Newyorkjets00

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    Well I went to get them and o rileys and autozone couldn't tell me which ones I needed for front and rear.... So any help? O rileys had one that said it would fit the front and the rear but why would they have different ones as well?
     
  13. RickLzonai

    RickLzonai New Member

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    Wouldn't the front and rears both be the same ? 1310
     
  14. Newyorkjets00

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    Some say at transmission some say at axle?? Why would it show that if both were same.
     
  15. HarryTut

    HarryTut New Member

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    guys...any DIY on replacing foot well lights?

    got a pair of w5w bluevision...but im afraid to broke any plastic housing..
    is the same plastic housing...as the US version??? mine is a euro version.


    tthanks,
     
  16. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    Thanks for posting a question!

    This isn't the right place for it though. You should start your own thread, since this one is about ball joint replacement, not footwell lights.

    Also some info on the truck would help us help you:

    Year
    Model
    Cab configuration

    Posting a picture of the housing will help us determine your next move.

    Thanks, and welcome!
     

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