HALF-SHAFT U-JOINT REPLACEMENT
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HALF-SHAFT U-JOINT REPLACEMENT
Next, place a new u-joint sans bearing cups in the trunion, install the bearing cups using either the 7/8 socket/mallet combo or the Zip tool, install the snap retainer clips and tap them home as shown in the previous steps.
Use a screwdriver and mallet to tap the snap retainer clip all the way into groove; this is very important, since this clip can and will spring out if it isn't solidly seated in the groove.
Joining the trunion with the half-shaft is the next step. Insert the remaining ends of the u-joint (with bearing cups removed) into the half shaft, then place a bearing cup on one end.
Repeat the installation procedures as before to seat the bearing cups using either the Zip tool or the socket/mallet combo again. Then install the snap retainer clips and make sure they are seated properly.