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    Default rear axle u joint

    I have to replace my rear axle u joint. I think atleast. I get a squeak when idling at like 2-3mph and its not affected by the brakes and get a clunking noise when braking sometimes. anyone know some good how to sites for this. that would be great thanks

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    Default How to u-joint replacement

    Here is a video: (Not a chevy, but pretty much the same procedure.)

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    I dont know how loing GM continued this but on mine the factory ones are injected with plastic tohold them in place and it MUST be melted out with a torch, a heat gun wont get hot enough. I took my driveshaft to my mechanic and they melted it for me for no charge and the u-joint was like $25. Had I known about the plastic injection it would have been a 30 min job. My chilton manual said nothing about the plastic so check into that first for you truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    I dont know how loing GM continued this but on mine the factory ones are injected with plastic tohold them in place and it MUST be melted out with a torch, a heat gun wont get hot enough. I took my driveshaft to my mechanic and they melted it for me for no charge and the u-joint was like $25. Had I known about the plastic injection it would have been a 30 min job. My chilton manual said nothing about the plastic so check into that first for you truck.

    yeah i heard this from people too. which made me think i couldnt do it. i got a torch so maybe.

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    as long as you have a torch its no problem, you will be surprised by how much actually comes out. then the new ones that go in have snap ring retainers and can be greased at anytime as they have zurks
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