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Press Caps Into Yoke With The Vice

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03. Start the new U-joint installation by lightly tapping one of the new caps into the yoke and positioning the joint in the yoke. Don’t be too aggressive with the hits as the small needle bearings in the caps can be knocked out of position. The caps can be pressed into the yoke with the vise. Make sure they go in straight and the caps align with the ends of the cross without binding.