Most civilization don"t think around replacing the U-joints on their truck until they listen the telltale whine. That"s precisely what occurred to us and also Project Over/Under recently. Through the truck basically complete, we"ve mainly been enjoying it, however we"ve also done a little fine-tuning. We readjusted out the exhaust—our previous kit to be rubbing in a couple of places because we reduced it under to right a conventional cab longbed. We also adjusted out a catalytic converter that was rattling so negative we believed it was a pole knock at first! Anyway, we"re not certain if the U-joints to be whining all along, or if they"re just much easier to hear now that we"ve fine-tuned the truck. Either way, it seemed prefer a great time come visit our friends at Inland empire Driveline in Corona, California, to have the job done correctly.

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See every 29 photosEven through the lift and also rearend work, we had never provided the manufacturing facility driveshaft in ours Silverado job a look.

If you"re driving a van that"s more than a couple of years old and also thinking, Man, I"ve never checked the U-joints, then you have the right to be one of the rare, proactive ones that takes treatment of your driveshaft prior to it starts talk to you, or worse: breaks loose and drags top top the ground—but not before violently banging on everything else under your truck.


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Instead that haphazardly pushing on some new U-joints and also calling it a day, we want to carry out the project right, which consists of balancing the driveshaft, other that"s regularly overlooked. In one afternoon, the Inland empire Driveline crew gotten rid of our factory Silverado driveshaft, replaced the U-joints, and also had the refurbished driveshaft (which to be balanced and polished) earlier in the truck before sundown. Follow follow me below, and check the end IEDLS.com for any type of of your driveline repairs or custom builds.


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See all 29 photosUp front, you have the right to tell through the thin line of new rust wherein the on slide yoke relocated on the output obelisk after lifting. As you deserve to see, there"s certainly not enough distinction to warrant lengthening the driveshaft.
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See all 29 photosThe procedure began with the removed of the straps indigenous the pinion pillar yoke.
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See all 29 photosThen we provided a pry bar to gently release the U-joints native the yoke.
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See every 29 photosNow the on slide yoke will slide off the transmission"s calculation shaft.
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See every 29 photosIn the search to have this story look at professional, us looked anywhere (with no luck) because that a red plastic plug native a parts house or transmission shop to keep fluid from leaking the end while the driveshaft to be removed. We had actually to work out for a red solo cup through a rag in it and also some masking tape, i beg your pardon actually operated great.

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See all 29 photosSoon we were the end in Corona, California, at Inland realm Driveline v our well-worn driveshaft.