Thanks for the replies, I’ve been watch a few video to get ready for the job, I’m on the fence about greaseable or non, AC Delco or Spicer.
After watching this guy, I’m thinking Spicer non-grease able. His technique is spot on, great if you can afford the tools.
This is a great set (7) of vids but long.
But I like what this guy did/does with Teflon coating. He uses a hammer, crude but seems to work. He uses ACDelco non-grease-able
We use Moog greasable. The guy who does my oil greases them for me when he does the rest of the lube job.
We've always done them with a hammer. One thing to be sure of is to release the tension you introduce by hammering in the end caps. This will cause binding and eccentric load paths. Very easy to do with the aluminum shafts. You can usually release this by striking the area around the new end caps. This vibration will let the system release. You can verify this by turning them by hand at various times through the process.
I do highly recommend getting the right size punch to push them out. A socket works in a pinch. A vice and a second set of hands makes this job fairly easy.
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