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Posted: 12/15/21 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I washed it yesterday too.
First wash job in Heaven knows how long.
I sprayed it down with that purple super cleaner and scrubbed it with a good carwash soap.
The parking lot turned a rust color. [emoticon]


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I would ask the shop what brand U-joints they use. I personally like US Made Dana/Spicer.


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The front yoke on the front driveline had a chip in it.
You could spin the u-joint cap with your finger.
It goes into the shop to get rebuilt today.


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I'm thinking it was pat due for a new air filter.
I have no idea how this truck ran.
Yes I do, crappy.


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The local parts stores have little to nothing for my truck.
The new air filter came from Amazon.
I had to order a new fuel filter, PCV valve, spark plug wires and a lot of other stuff.
I have to order upper and lower radiator hoses too.

I guess that's the way it is for this older stuff.



I have pounded out more then one of those U-joints ,and replaced them . Seemed like it was quite frequent having a U-joint go out back then .

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I can say that my "82" F250 ATE U-joints to the point I became a master at changing them... carried a spare U joint, large c-clamp, needle nose and a socket to place on the end and crank the C clamp..... changed a few on the side of the road....


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I really wish we had a like button. [emoticon]

I need to get that yoke replaced first. They will install both new u-joints.

The truck has 6 in the drivelines, I will eventually replace the other four.

When I get to the point of repacking the front wheel bearings I'll replace the u-joints in the short shafts too.

Just happy there's only 8 of those things. [emoticon]

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cummins2014 wrote:


I have pounded out more then one of those U-joints ,and replaced them . Seemed like it was quite frequent having a U-joint go out back then .


Thank Heaven they don't build them like they used to.

My other pickup has about 228,000 miles on it and have yet to replace a u-joint.

Maybe I should look and see if it even has any. LOL

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I would ask the shop what brand U-joints they use. I personally like US Made Dana/Spicer.


Never thought to ask.

They build a lot of custom driveshafts for built up diesels and off road vehicles like rock crawlers.

I'm just going with what ever their choice is.

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ford truck guy wrote:

I can say that my "82" F250 ATE U-joints to the point I became a master at changing them... carried a spare U joint, large c-clamp, needle nose and a socket to place on the end and crank the C clamp..... changed a few on the side of the road....


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specta wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I would ask the shop what brand U-joints they use. I personally like US Made Dana/Spicer.


Never thought to ask.

They build a lot of custom driveshafts for built up diesels and off road vehicles like rock crawlers.

I'm just going with what ever their choice is.


Your $$$ but I sure would want to know what I am paying for.

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