5-7. DRIVE SHAFTS, UNIVERSAL JOINTS AND YOKES - Continued
Removal of Universal Joints.
The universal joints used in the truck drive line are all the same.
The steps below describing removal and installation procedures
are common to all joints.
If the drive shaft fasteners are corroded, apply penetrating oil
(Item 8, Appendix E) to ease disassembly.
Support the drive shaft (1) in a vise.
Using a hammer and chisel, bend down
the ears on lockstrap (4).
Remove capscrews (3) and remove the
Rotate bearing plate (5) about 1/4 turn
and, using a hammer and chisel, partially
separate bearing plate (5) from yoke (2) as
Using a pry bar on each side of the
bearing plate (5) pry on the plate until it is
removed from the yoke (2).
Repeat steps 2, 3, 4, and 5 on the
opposite bearing plate. If the bearing
cannot be removed by this method, use a
puller to pull the bearing plate.
Carefully maneuver the cross out of the