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    Default U-JOINTS, How hot, How long

    Need to replace U-joints in my 2000 Yukon. I understand that they are held in place by injected plastic that must be heated or burned out before they can be disassembled/replaced. Is this true? How does one go about doing this and can you damage the driveshaft by overheating? How do you know when you're done cooking the plastic out? I have the means to heat from propane torch to oxy-acetylene rose bud torch tips.
    Last edited by dpeter; 07-25-2011 at 06:48 PM. Reason: spelling
    2000 GMC YUKON SLT, 5.3L tow pkg, G80 rear/w 3.73 gear

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