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F-150 U-joint replacement

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Cwlo1448, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. Cwlo1448

    Cwlo1448 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 19

    I've got a '93 F150. I already replaced the front driveshaft, and left axle shaft u-joints, and have the passenger side front axle to go. My manual says I need to crack open the differential to remove the stub shaft. ( there is a circlip that hold the axle shaft) Anyway, has anyone had any luck replacing the inner u-joint while on the truck? It seems that there might be enough room to get a u-joint clamp on it.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    There is a tool on the market and you can usually find it on Ebay. It helps you replace the inner Ujoint without removing the diff. I have one and it works great. I forget the name of the place where I bought it but I did buy it online via Ebay. Just look up the keyword U-joint tool in either Ebay or Yahoo.
     
  3. Cwlo1448

    Cwlo1448 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 19

    Thanks for the response Plowmeister. I have been hoping such a tool would work, as cracking the diff apart to get the retainer off the axle is a huge job.

    Chris