Help...Changing U joints on my 2000 f25sd 4x4

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BLC1, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    Could somebody run me through how to do so. I have done them on a jeep but I started getting into the truck last night and it seemed a lot different.
     
  2. bmxdude

    bmxdude LawnSite Member
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  3. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    Yeah I found that guy the other night searching for some help.

    I had stripped everything down and when pulling drive shaft/axle out there seems to be some kind of seal or sleeve still holding the shaft/axle in.

    Sorry to be un clear but not a mechanic.
     
  4. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    you doing u-joints or axle joints?
     
  5. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    I'm doing u joints
     
  6. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    can you post a pic, i dont know what seal there is on the driveshaft other than the output seal at the back of the trans.
     
  7. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    See if this helps you out at all.

    u joints.jpg
     
  8. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    its a 2 piece seal/bearing. you can pull real hard and it should come out or take a punch and drive it out. you will have to replace it, it is a dealer only part and i think it runs around 50-75 bucks. BTY those are called axle joints. you should take a real close look at your wheel bearings while you have them out. if there is any play or noise replace them now.
     
  9. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    What's the difference in axle joints and U joints?

    Where are the wheel bearings located?

    I was pulling and pulling trying to get that seal/bearing out. It didn't want to budge. If I go at with a punch, would I go from the front just to loosen it up and then pull it out.

    Sorry for dumb questions. This stuff is beyond me. I am trying to learn little by little to pick up a little extra.
     
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you didn't see any bearings then you have unit bearings I can't remember what year Ford switched to unit bearings for wheel bearings. I assume there was 4 bolts and the whole hub assembly came off.

    Another question did you check you ball joints while you have it apart it is the time to do them.
     

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