92 Suburban K2500 Front Drive Shaft U-Joint Removal?

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by corvetteman, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. corvetteman

    corvetteman Member

    Does any know how the U-Joint caps are held in the yoke on the front drive shaft?
    I’m unable to see a clip of any kind on the inside or outside of the yoke in fact the caps are flush with the outside of the yoke.
    The only clips I can see are on the other two caps.
  2. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    check inside the caps inside the yolk
  3. corvetteman

    corvetteman Member

    Unable to see any clips or snap rings inside or out on the two caps in the yoke.
  4. bazar01

    bazar01 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Maybe the two caps in the yoke are staked in multiple locations. If you look at the outside of the cap and yoke, do you see any crimped sections?
  5. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I looked at 4 different sites and they all show the replacement as having (4) inside clips. So, I would have to assume that yours has clips inside the yoke also. Sometimes they are really hard to see with all the grease and dirt in there. Feel around in there with a small flathead screw driver and see if you can feel the lip of them. If they are the original u joints there may not be clips. They are held in with a molded plastic. This requires you to heat the joint to the point that the plastic shoots out of the little holes on the ears of the yoke. Fast forward this video to about 2:20 for an explanation

    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012
  6. corvetteman

    corvetteman Member

    Thanks for the vidio Pikey. I was wondering what those dimples were for. I saw them and couldn't figure out what they were for. Must be original u-joints. Twenty year old u-joints…WOW!!! Got a lot out of them.
  7. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    You can't complain about that! 20 years. How many miles?
  8. corvetteman

    corvetteman Member

    178,000 and doesn’t burn a drop of oil!
  9. pbrackett

    pbrackett New Member

    You da man Pikey! thanks for the post - those little knobbies were puzzling me also.

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