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View Poll Results: Which u-joints?
Precision PUJ 464 5 14.71%
Spicer 5006813 25 73.53%
Dynatrac/Mopar V8016665AA 3 8.82%
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What u-joints?

Think I've gotta do u-joints. I have clicking somewhere up front. Predominantly heard when driving straight. Tough to hear when turning.

Which brand do you prefer?
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You should take it somewhere to have it checked out so your not throwing money at something that may not me the problem. If it is u-joints, lots of guys suggest these: Spicer 5006813 U Joint
I got my u-joints from Napa and they are greaseable.
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Haha I didnt even see the poll up top
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spicer and be done with it. get the spicer cheap from george at 8lugtruckgear.com
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You should take it somewhere to have it checked out so your not throwing money at something that may not me the problem. If it is u-joints, lots of guys suggest these: Spicer 5006813 U Joint
I got my u-joints from Napa and they are greaseable.


Yeah, I'd hate to throw parts and labor at it and not fix the problem. I just went for a spin and the clicking is there up front. Halfway on my drive I stopped at the park and swapped out my center caps on the wheels to see if they were the culprit, but no dice, the clicking was still there. I crawled under and yanked on the axles and joints but really got no obvious movement from any ujoint on the truck throughout the entire driveline.

So I drove to Sonic to get a slush and frito pie. I'll work on that for right now
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spicer is the only way to go, that is why every class 8 truck i know of comes with spicer from the fact.
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for axle u joints I only use Spicer long life sealed u joints, everything else I use greeseable.
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Have to go with everyone else and vote for Spicer. Never had any problems with their product.
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I went thru 3 or 4 precision joints on my 01. precision has a plastic thrust plate/nossel that fails, not allowing grease into the cup. I drilled out the nossel on a friends courior truck about a yr ago and yester day I replaced his joints because they had up/down play, but as a first all the caps had grease in them, that has never happened on any other precision joint I have installed in courior trucks



I practice drilled this failed joint, then did it on a good one

this joint was greased every month !
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nickg, thanks for the pics. That's pretty ugly in there. Greased every month too!



On new u-joints are you suppose to put a little new grease in the caps? I saw that somewhere. I don't think I've done that on other ujoints but I will on these.
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nickg, thanks for the pics. That's pretty ugly in there. Greased every month too!



On new u-joints are you suppose to put a little new grease in the caps? I saw that somewhere. I don't think I've done that on other ujoints but I will on these.
no, do not add more grease to the cups, before assembly, the cups have pre-measured grease, on assembly DONT mix up cups, they must go back on the cross shaft they came off of. I use a paint pen and mark both the cross shaft and cup. I believe these warnings are on a sheet in the box the joint comes in (sheet no one reads)

the u-joints were greased every month (5000kms) as the truck was used for courior work, but at one point the nossel plugged up and grease never made it to the cup, so really it could have been along time before it made it there. the drv side has 520,000kms on the OEM (spicer) joint.
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no, do not add more grease to the cups, before assembly, the cups have pre-measured grease, on assembly DONT mix up cups, they must go back on the cross shaft they came off of. I use a paint pen and mark both the cross shaft and cup. I believe these warnings are on a sheet in the box the joint comes in (sheet no one reads)

the u-joints were greased every month (5000kms) as the truck was used for courior work, but at one point the nossel plugged up and grease never made it to the cup, so really it could have been along time before it made it there. the drv side has 520,000kms on the OEM (spicer) joint.

Ok - thanks!
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