UNIVERSAL JOINT ASSEMBLY
EQUIPMENT CONDITIONS: Wheel ends removed. (Refer to page 8-50.)
REMOVE AXLE SHAFT AND UNIVERSAL JOINT
Avoid damaging oil seal in housing.
2. REMOVE UNIVERSAL JOINT.
a. Remove the snap rings (1) from the two
ears in each yoke. Use a suitable tool.
b. Position joint assembly in an open vise
with one yoke horizontal and resting on top
of vise jaws. (Do no tighten vise).
c. With a suitable soft hammer, tap upper
ear of the vertical yoke several times.
This will drive the vertical yoke down and
push out upper needle bearing and cap
(2). Bearing cap has a highly polished
surface and care should be exercised not
to mar or scratch surface during removal
d. If metal retainers have worked free from
bearing caps, remove them from arms of
cross (3), through hole in yokes.
e. Turn vertical yoke upside down and
remove needle bearing and retainer on
opposite side following procedure outlined
in Steps c and d.
f. Remove vertical yoke by gently working
yoke off arms of cross.
g. To complete disassembly, hold remaining
yoke in a vertical position and rest cross
(3) arms on top of open vise. Repeat
Steps c, d and e.
h. Remove cross from
yoke by gently
working cross free.