Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Front Driveshaft and U-joints

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Remove the four flange retaining bolts and lockwashers from the constant velocity U-joint at the transfer case. Mark the parts to reinstall them in the same position. To prevent the constant velocity joint from turning while remove the nut, use a press bar.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Details of the common 4WD front driveshaft assembly

  1. Remove the nuts and lockwashers from the U-bolts at the differential flange and remove the U-bolts.
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  3. Support the driveshaft and separate the U-joint at the front the driveshaft yoke, pulling backward to clear the flange. The driveshaft should never be allowed to hang by either universal joint.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Details of a common front and rear driveshaft

  1. Remove the driveshaft.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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