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Correct Dshaft Ujoint

Ordering rear dshaft ujoints. Need verification these are correct for the 1-3/16" sized caps :
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The auto transmission trucks smaller diameter u-joints, manual trans trucks had larger diameter joints. If I were you, go to O'Reilly's and grab some Spicer greasable joints (heck, even cheaper Precision ones). The non-greaseables are a little stronger, but if you grease them with good Molly grease and keep them lubed they will last a long time, and chances are you'll break something else before a u-joint.

Spicer 5-1410-1X are greasable 1.188 (1 3/16) rears (at least for my 2-piece mega cab driveshaft, you should have same but one-piece as it's shorter), Spicer 5-3207X are the non-greaseable ones.

Front driveshaft u-joints are smaller, 1.125 size, Spicer 5-3147X greaseable, and Spicer 5-795X non-greaseable.

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Wish I would have seen this before I ordered last night. I got two of the ones above. Are the two ujoints back there different sizes? I didn't even measure the one at the transmission end, just assumed it was the same as the axle end

I'm glad you mentioned the size 1.188", I read some conflicting info in regards to Spicer ujoints in that size and also 1.187" which confused me enough to not want to think it all through and google anymore. I know, lazy, I just want the part to magically appear so I can change it and move on. I know, not my finest home mechanic hour.

I'm sure I'll run into something wonky and have to run to Napa for whatever they have on hand. Honestly I'm expecting to not get the right ones until I have the old ujoints out so I can measure them with calipers.

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Wish I would have seen this before I ordered last night. I got two of the ones above. Are the two ujoints back there different sizes? I didn't even measure the one at the transmission end, just assumed it was the same as the axle end

I'm glad you mentioned the size 1.188", I read some conflicting info in regards to Spicer ujoints in that size and also 1.187" which confused me enough to not want to think it all through and google anymore. I know, lazy, I just want the part to magically appear so I can change it and move on. I know, not my finest home mechanic hour.

I'm sure I'll run into something wonky and have to run to Napa for whatever they have on hand. Honestly I'm expecting to not get the right ones until I have the old ujoints out so I can measure them with calipers.
No, they are the same size, you read my post wrong. Now that I re-read it, I could have worded it better, but there you go for late-night responses. Front driveshaft with the CV joint (three u-joints total) on a 4x4 for 2006-2007 (probably same for other years) is 1.125, rear driveshaft u-joints on an auto is 1.188, etc.

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This thread makes me cringe.

Just follow the thread that RG listed above. All that info is correct for stock driveshafts.

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No, they are the same size, you read my post wrong. Now that I re-read it, I could have worded it better, but there you go for late-night responses. Front driveshaft with the CV joint (three u-joints total) on a 4x4 for 2006-2007 (probably same for other years) is 1.125, rear driveshaft u-joints on an auto is 1.188, etc.
Gotcha. You're clear. But I don't need front shaft ujoints. I'm rear driveshaft ujoint shopping.

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This thread makes me cringe.

Just follow the thread that RG listed above. All that info is correct for stock driveshafts.
Fine. I'll order another set. Thanks.

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New ujoints are in. What a nasty job. The hub assembly was easier. Had my dad come up to be an extra set of hands. Burned out the injected plastic with a Bernozomatic torch and yellow Map gas can of fuel, two torches actually. He brought his and we hit each each from both sides. Even though a lot came out (enough to get the cap off) that did not get all the plastic out (found much of it still in the grooves when we eventually pressed out the caps). I used a rented a ujoint press and my a 1/2" impact to remove, and to install, by hand with a ratchet.

I ended up using the AAM joints. Initially installed a Spicer but on the first end we had trouble getting the clearance for the second set of snap rings to set right. We disassembled it. Turns out a couple of needle bearings fell over and ate up the clearance for the cap to set right. We were concerned we damaged the cap so we used the AAM joints I still had, instead.

Got it all back together and took a test ride to go get some ice cream. The drive went fine, no vibes, no weird sounds, no loud thumps or driveshaft rolling across the interstate. Shifting into R or D from Park there was no more clunk. And I heard/felt no slack/thunk in the driveline going from coast to acceleration. I'm kind of surprised at the improvement. The old joints still looked in decent shape, even after getting burnt (boy did that stink!). The bearings were still in place, still greased/no rust inside and the cross was not scarred. So, it surprises me. Did have an issue on the ujoint at the transmission end. The yokes up there had a little rust between them and the cap. That seems odd.

This was my first ujoint job, during the height of the frustration I swore it was my last. I'll gladly farm his maintenance task out to a shop next time. Glad I did the job for experience, but heck if I'll do it again.

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Yeah. I wont be doing a double cardan any time soon again. That way an assload of headache.

Glad you got it on and done.

My crosses were just starting to get micro polish in the inside where the needles rode. They just due to be changed. Next front shaft will be a driveshaft specialists NEW shaft.

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