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Easy Axleshaft U-Joint Replacement

Posted in How To: Transmission Drivetrain on September 1, 2011
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The why and how is not important. The point is, you just busted your axleshaft U-joint and you’ve got to replace it. If you’re out on the trail, there are a couple of things you can bring along that’ll make the task much easier. If you’re in your garage, so much the better. To show you a couple of tips, we grabbed a set of roached full-size Dana 44 shafts from a beater and a brand-new set of G2 chromoly alloy axleshafts that are slated to go into a high-horsepower YJ project. Normally the PN 98-2031-002 shaft setup for Dana 30 axles come completely assembled, but we special-ordered an unassembled kit so we could run down some U-joint installation highlights.

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Spicer (Dana Aftermarket Group)
Toledo, OH
800-621-8084
SpicerParts.com
G2 Axle & Gear
Compton, CA 90220
310-900-2687
www.g2axle.com

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