TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL
UNIVERSAL JOINT REPLACEMENT
The universal joint at the steering gear may be
removed and serviced separately. To service the upper
universal joint it is necessary to remove the steering
Once the shafts and universal joints are
removed from the vehicle the procedure for servicing the
universal joint is as follows
Be careful not to damage
1. Place universal joint in vise as shown in Fig. 8.
Remove snap ring fitting in grooves of the spider
bearings which locate them on the inside of the
To remove snap rings; place a
Fig. 9 Bearing Removal, Yoke in Vise
screwdriver against an end of the snap ring and
Fig. 10 Bearing Removal (Bearing in Vise Use Copper
Jaw Covers on Vise)
8 Snap Ring Removal
UNIVERSAL JOINT REASSEMBLY
1. Make certain parts are clean before assembly.
2. Place shaft assembly in vise with one yoke
resting on the vise and the other yoke
2. Rest yoke on hard surface. Tap one bearing
suspended with the bearing to be removed
part way into yoke with a soft hammer (see Fig.
facing down (refer to Fig. 9). Tap yoke beside
bearing to be removed, bearing should walk out
of the yoke.
NOTE: Be certain bearings are started
3. If the bearing does not come completely out,
straight in yoke.
clamp bearing in vise. Use copper jaw covers
on vise. Strike the yoke with a soft hammer and
drive the yoke away from the bearing as shown
in Fig. 10.
4. With the bearings removed, the spider can be
easily removed from the yoke.