Drive shaft and U-joints


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Drive shaft and U-joints

Postby bernasj » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:09 am



I read the article concerning timing belt replacement and thought it excellent. I was wondering if replacement of the adjusters was also recommended. In addition to the belts, does anyone out there have any thoughts on replacement of u-joints? Thanks so much.



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Re: Drive shaft and U-joints

Postby bernasj » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:46 am

Sorry to have posted this question before reading the how-to-articles section. Gday.

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Re: Drive shaft and U-joints

Postby HALBUDD » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:24 pm

First welcome And if the adjusters are bad replace them, the u-joints almost never fail and they are a lot more difficult to change out. Just make sure that you lube them with moly lube and you should not have any problems. Hal
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Re: Drive shaft and U-joints

Postby bernasj » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:55 am

Thank you Hal. I suppose I should have been applied lube to the drive shaft splines when I performed maintenance on the final drive unit during tire changeouts. I will be sure to do this the next time around. Gday.

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Re: Drive shaft and U-joints

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:35 pm

If the tensioners are making any kind of noise, or have free play, change them out. Otherwise, leave them alone. They have sealed bearings, so do NOT attempt to lubricate them - that will only get into the belts and can cause them to fail.




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