4-26 DRIVE LINES, POWER TRAIN - Continued
4-26.4 Universal Joint.
This task covers
Shop Equipment, Automotive
20, Appendix E Penetrating Oil
Maintenance and Repair,
5-280X Cross and Kit
Drive Shaft Removed From Truck (see para. 4-26.3)
The universal joints used in the truck drive line are all
the same. The steps below describing the disassembly,
inspection, and assembly procedures are common to all
If the drive shaft fasteners are corroded, apply
penetrating oil (item 20, Appendix E) to ease
Support the drive shaft (1) in a vise.
Using a hammer and chisel bend down the ears on
Remove capscrews (3), and remove the lockstrap (4).
Rotate bearing plate (5) about 1/4 turn and, using a
hammer and chisel, partially separate bearing plate (5)
from yoke (2) as shown.
Using a pry bar on each side of the bearing plate.
pry on the plate until it is removed from the yoke (2).
Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 on the opposite bearing plate. If
the bearing cannot be removed by this method, use
special puller (Kent Moore J36138) to pull the bearing
plate, see para. 4-26.3. When using pullers, follow tool
Carefully maneuver the cross out of the yoke.