TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
NOTE: Two types of Solid Cross type of Universal joints
are used on IH vehicles. The Solid Cross type shown in
Fig. 13 is disassembled in the same manner with the
To insure long life and efficient operation of the
exception of removing snap ring as shown in Fig. 16.
propeller shaft, the universal joints must be inspected
The journal bearing straps take the place of the snap
periodically and lubricated at regular intervals. See the
rings. The removal of the journal bearings will have to
truck operator's manual for specific recommendations.
be repeated on both halves of the universal joint
Because there are several types and sizes in use, there
are also different procedures for disassembly. Typical
example of the several kinds and sizes used on IHC
trucks are shown in the illustrations which follows.
DISASSEMBLY - SOLID CROSS TYPE
An optional universal joint having a solid journal or
cross and using a metal strap retainer, Fig. 13, or
exposed snap ring, Fig. 16, to hold the journal bearings
in place, is also used on IHC trucks. Disassembly of this
type joint is as follows:
a. Remove the oil seal retainer from the end of the slip
joint and remove the slip joint assembly from the shaft.
When replacing the slip joint, make certain that the
arrows on the shaft and joint are in line,
c. Using a small punch, tap the end of the needle
bearing assembly to loosen the snap ring. Move the
needle bearing only enough to break the bearing
assembly away from the snap ring, Fig. 16.