1999 Chevy Silverado U Joints

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 119,000 MILES
I have owned this vehicle since 2000 and in 2006 I replaced the U Joints since than I have replaced them 7 times not by me but by a couple of Chevrolet dealer ships, by Sears automotive, by various repair shops and can not get more the 6 months out of a set of U Joints I know others with about the same problem any help would be appreciated
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 9:28 PM

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Tiny
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What is going bad with the u-joints each time? You drive where theres lots of water? Heavy towing?
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 9:39 PM
Tiny
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The joints themselves are failing I do no towing and I do not travel in alot of mud or bad terain the joints will start making noise and then I can feel vibration when they are going bad and I'll have them replaced the truck is a Z71 but I've only have had it in the mud a couple of times
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 4:58 AM
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Try using a cheap autopart replacement from a autovalue or a napa. Make sure you get one with fittigns for grease on it and you grease it every other month.

If that dont last check the working angles for the driveshaft. They could be too great.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 8:40 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for responding I have used joints from napa and others and even from the chevrolet dealership Don't know what else to try a friend has to change his every 6 months has the same problem
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 5:48 PM
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Check the working angles for the driveshaft and see whats going on. If they are off too much they can be wrecked.

Grease it regularly. Not much more you can do. Put your own grease in the cap. Lather it up good.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 7:39 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help will try it
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 9:13 PM
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I wish you luck!
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 9:21 PM

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