Gears & Axles - funny new u joint
06-16-2012, 11:21 AM
I put new u joints in my driveshaft. Front side ujoint is fine. But in the rear side ujoint I have slop when I move it up and down, left/right movement is fine. I mean a ujoint has four sides, two for moving left/right and two for moving up/down. The up/down has slop. The slop is like when I move it, it pauses then moves because of the slop or free play. Only that has play in it. I also greased it but did not make a difference. I put the shaft in my car and it is running fine, no problems. Will the slight free play or slop go away by itself?
06-16-2012, 11:09 PM
"...Will the slight free play or slop go away by itself?"
replace it with the correct joint
06-17-2012, 02:16 PM
Is the slop in the part that goes in the rear yoke? Are you sure the caps are seated?
06-17-2012, 02:27 PM
I saw the slop and its in ujoint not the yoke. The yoke is moving with the cap, but the slop is in the joint. Is it a missing roller pin.
06-18-2012, 01:39 AM
Caps must be fully seated....
06-18-2012, 10:14 AM
Thanks, I had already put the drivshaft in the car and have been driving for a week. Will the cap seat it self, or should I remove it and hammer it.
06-18-2012, 09:57 PM
No, it will stay loose until you do something about it...
you need the correct u-joints (series 3R), and do not let any rollers/pins fall out during install.
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