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Old 11-03-2010, 07:52 PM
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U-joint

Just trying to see what I will be expecting for a shop to change a fron U-joint on an 87 j10. Im wayyyyy to busy to change it myself. So unfortunetly im gonna pay someone eles to do it. What should I expect to pay?
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:00 PM
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maybe 2 hours at the shop rate and 25-50 in parts, depending on how bad they want to screw you. so 200-250 bux.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:06 PM
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Thanks.
My main concern of doing it myself is that it will take forever to press them out or make a big boo boo while attempting to get them out. I dont have a good track record for not breaking things as I fix the first problem.

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Old 11-03-2010, 10:17 PM
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My main concern of doing it myself is that it will take forever to press them out or make a big boo boo while attempting to get them out. I dont have a good track record for not breaking things as I fix the first problem.

If you have a 5 or 7" vise (bigger the better) it's dead easy following directions. I did it to my HD44 shafts, first one took 30 mins, second one took 5
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:30 AM
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Here's a Harbor Freight tool to keep in your Jeep on the trail like I do, and it makes changing u-joints easier at home too.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-1-...kit-38335.html
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:26 AM
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Using the tool on the link you can change the U-joint without removing the axle shaft?
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:29 AM
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Using the tool on the link you can change the U-joint without removing the axle shaft?
No sir. You have to remove the shaft and get it somewhat secure.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:33 AM
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maybe 2 hours at the shop rate and 25-50 in parts, depending on how bad they want to screw you. so 200-250 bux.
I know right!

I'd do it for $50 if you supplied the u-joint. Though the drive may kill the deal for you!

I've been getting a little bit of Jeep repair business here at home.
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No sir. You have to remove the shaft and get it somewhat secure.

Ok thanks!
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You'll pay a lot more for them to remove the wheel assembly (brakes, spindle, etc) vs. doing that yourself and bringing in the axle shaft and having them press out the u joint and install the new one. Then bring it home and put it all back together.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:19 PM
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Yea i thought about pulling it out and having it pressed and putting it all back together, but im just to busy with school and work. I think im gonna bite the bullet and shell out the loot. Im sure Ill get another oppertunity to lean to do it myself at a later date. Thanks for all the input.
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Those northern spindles can be more trouble to remove than the joint if you don't have a spindle puller. Finding an unmolested spindle in this area is not easy.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:51 AM
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Is it on the axle, or the driveline? Driveline should be relatively cheap. I said relatively.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:04 AM
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school is more important. You can learn to DIY when you've graduated and have all that free time to kill looking for a job
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