DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL

  • Tiny
  • Matthew.Greenleaf
  • 1979 Cadillac Deville
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 225,000 miles

How do I remove U-joint from a 79 deville. They look pressed on and I need to r/r the trans.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 9:28 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Unbolts from DIFF

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 9:29 PM
  • Tiny
  • Matthew.Greenleaf
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To Docfixit- Looks to be pressed in. No bolts to be seen

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 9:37 PM
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  • caradiodoc
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Do you mean after the drive shaft has been removed and it's on the work bench? If there's no clips, the cups are held in with a ring of plastic. Heat them up and watch the little worms of molten plastic come oozing out. The new joint will have grooves and clips.

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