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Front u-joints

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by tommyo, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. tommyo

    tommyo Junior Member
    from n.va.
    Messages: 8

    I need to replace my front axle u-joints"noisy" 96F250 4x4 7.3 I'll do the ball joints while I have it apart.I don't want to use ford crap.What are the best parts to use "with grease fittings"? I'm trying to save some time from haveing to run to 5 or 6 different parts stores looking for the right parts. Can I order on line? Thanks All Tommy O.
  2. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    NAPA has realy good parts. I used to be an ASE Certified Auto Parts Specialist
  3. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    Just did mine with Federated Auto parts. The heavy-duty U-joints are about $40 per side.
  4. mrdeere160

    mrdeere160 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    car parts .com

    i just did my 95 f250 i bought it all through carparts.com it was way cheaper than any of the parts stores by me the best is moog for ball joints and precision for ujoints
  5. Dirt_Werx

    Dirt_Werx Senior Member
    from MASS
    Messages: 130

    40$ each sounds a little steep, i got mine from allied auto for 18$ for the front wheel joints. but yea do the ball joints while you have it all opened up in there.
  6. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Moog is the way to go.
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Try a heavy truck parts dealer. They carry Dana & Spicer parts for the smaller trucks too. All 3 joints should be the same number and the better joints come with a jerk fitting on one bearing cap. Take the old ones with you, alot of times the computer lists the wrong ones. Don't forget to clean and lube all the bearings in the spindle. You have to take the center section off to get to the RT side 1/2 shaft U joint there's no room to work. Have help with it with the R/R ,the thing is HEAVY. There is a gasket available for it too. When you go to take the hubs out clean the grease away from the edge of the hole it's in. Most Warn hubs have a wire bale in a groove that holds the hub in. You will not see it unless you clean the grease away. Most manuals don't clue you into this.