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How do you take off a u-joint on a 1989 Chevrolet G20 van and is it pressed on?

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2015-07-16 18:30:41
2015-07-16 18:30:41

Hey, I just changed mine. You can get a kit do do it. Or you get a nice size c- clamp, a deep well socket that is bigger than the u joint cap on one side and a deep well socket that is a little smaller than the cap on the other side. Use the c-clamp to press the one side into the other (larger) socket. Once pressed all the way through, you should be able to slip it out.

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