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How do you get the rear U-joint off a 1989 Chevrolet G20 van - is it pressed on?


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2015-07-15 18:58:51
2015-07-15 18:58:51

If your just removing the shaft there are 4 nuts that attach the 2 u bolts or brackets to the rear yoke.

Could it be splined? It may slide out (like the front U-Joint at the back of the transmission). Look at the carrier bearing where the two drive shafts meet (I am assuming that you have a long wheelbase van that has two driveshafts with a carrier bearing in between them). This may be a clue to getting the shaft(s) off.

Just my two cents. Good luck. Richard Rea

It is probably sealed to the shaft with nylon or some such plastic. They inject it into the carrier after placing the ujoint in place. When it cools its there forever.

You have to heat the carrier with a torch to melt the stuff to get it out. You will know when its working because the melted material will ooze out all over the place.

So be careful it will burn you.

You have to replace the ujoint after doing this because the bearings will be shot and all the grease that was there is now burned away. BE SURE the ujoint is bad before doing this because you will destroy it to remove it.



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