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Wheeling in Sedona AZ and looking to replace a U Joint. I have the parts. Calling around to the shops, everyone is booked. Figuring I will need a press for this job, I can do the job, any suggestion on changing without a press? or fellow ROF’sin the area?
 

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Well it seems you have internet where you're at so that's good! You can try the BFH method... you'll need some appropriately sized sockets. Check out this link:
 

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If you are going to be doing a bunch of wheeling, invest in either a Tiger Tool (keep in the Jeep toolbag) or a kit for the shop. My shop kit will do U-joints or ball joints.
 

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Took care of this with the free rental tool from O’Reilly’s! Took a better part of a day to make it happen, saved the trip!
 

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Wheeling in Sedona AZ and looking to replace a U Joint. I have the parts. Calling around to the shops, everyone is booked. Figuring I will need a press for this job, I can do the job, any suggestion on changing without a press? or fellow ROF’sin the area?
Speaking as someone who just bent an ear on a Alloy USA axle shaft end with a press and some frozen u-joints, I'd recommend AGAINST a press. Yes, you may be fine nine out of ten times, but now I cut the caps off at the cross with a 4-1/2" angle grinder, drop the center piece, and push the caps through.
 

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Speaking as someone who just bent an ear on a Alloy USA axle shaft end with a press and some frozen u-joints, I'd recommend AGAINST a press. Yes, you may be fine nine out of ten times, but now I cut the caps off at the cross with a 4-1/2" angle grinder, drop the center piece, and push the caps through.
That's a really good idea to get the old out. I just went thru a big pita doing all my rear driveline and even with a rental cpress type I had some struggle. Those ears are sensitive everywhere. Finally used the 20 ton press on one that was stuck good/not pushing thru the other side so nice. Cutting out the middle would make that a lot easier. Press does make it easier to do on jeep though. Cuts thru pretty easy?
 
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