Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Plano, TX 75074
Guys.....I am having the hardest time with my u-joints. Before putting inmy new rear end i thought i'd replace the u-joints...no big deal i thought. I first tried it the WRONG way just by tapping them in....couldnt get the retainer clip on. I took that u-joint back out (ruined it of course) and thought i'd use my neighbors vice this time. We did it all proper and no matter how much we crank, we cannot get the retainer clip into the groove. I have the correct u-joint for a 69 according to Auto Zone, and comparing with the old one, they are the same height and look identical. My old u-joints have USA with the number 429 on them...no reference that i can find for this.....
Am i just a ham-bone or is there a trick to these? Do i have the wrong u-joint? I am about to have it professionally done....this is really frustrating me!!