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#1 shre74 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 06:44 PM

Hello all,

I have a PTO U-joint; I need to disassemble the U joint...but they look solid, they do not have the clip rings.

How in the world do I get them apart??

Here is the picture of them.
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Thanks,
Shaun

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 06:55 PM

Should have inside clips, just under each yoke ear next to the rubber seals. You can see the grooves for the clips in this pic.

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:03 PM

wow....a lot cleaner than mine....hahaha.

So then the rings just "pop" off...I am guessing??

Thanks for the info, I will look

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:09 PM

wow....a lot cleaner than mine....hahaha.

So then the rings just "pop" off...I am guessing??

Thanks for the info, I will look


Yep, just catch one end of the clip & push them off. If stuck & stubborn, just use a punch & tap end of clips with a hammer.

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:28 PM

I cleaned it up a little...is this the clip (red circle in pic)???IMG_2985.jpg

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:32 PM

I cleaned it up a little...is this the clip (red circle in pic)???[ATTACH=CONFIG]24926[/ATTACH]


Yep, that's the clip!

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:36 PM

Here is a step by step of replacing a U-joint in a car. Same as in your tractor U-joint.

JeepWire - Changing Axle Shaft U-Joints
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Posted November 16, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Got the clips off....you are awesome!!!

THANKS!!!

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for the informative posts Daniel :thumbs:

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 08:16 PM

I just picked up a U-joint for Fred's post hole digger tonight that I'll install tomorrow. His digger has a larger diameter auger than mine, and I had some big posts. My local farm supply was fresh out of post holes, so I had to dig my own! LOL Anyway, the rear joint blew, but TSC had just one of the size I needed. Thankfully all I needed was one! I replace a LOT of U-joints on my farm!

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 08:25 PM

Olcowhand,

Thank you so much for the information...I already went out and changed the pieces, it was very easy!!!!

Shaun

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 08:32 PM

Olcowhand,

Thank you so much for the information...I already went out and changed the pieces, it was very easy!!!!

Shaun


Sometimes it's easy....other times a NIGHTMARE! Usually done before true damage occurs, it's easy as sin. But if the U-joint comes apart & runs some before you know something is wrong, things can get nasty. Yokes get splayed out & have to be tweaked back, yoke holes get damaged & require a dremel or similar to smooth out....glad yours was easy!




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