Not sure what the name of the method is, I simply removed the entire drive shaft from the truck by removing the 4 bolts on the rear axel, then loosing the old U-joint, then I slid the front part of the axel out of the transmission. I then had the drive shaft with both front and rear U-Joints + the short 12" yoke piece that went into the transmission on the bench. From their I removed the clips on the old joints and pounded out the old caps. I basically then followed the reverse process to put the new ones in. Ps, I did try to mark the drive shaft and transmissoins with chalk as recomended however it wore off durring the installation of the new joints.
Sunday, October 19th, 2008 AT 9:08 AM