Should New U-Joints Be Tight (Or Stiff)?

Before installing a replacement part, you always want to make sure that the part is working right. When you’re dealing with universal joints, you may be concerned with how stiff they feel when moved by hand.

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What Happens When A U-Joint Fails?

U-joint failure is a serious issue. When a u-joint on your vehicle fails, you could be left stranded on the side of the road. U-joint failure happens for a few different reasons:

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What Causes U-Joint Failure?

When a u-joint fails, it can cause a vehicle to lose control and leave the driver stranded. There are potentially many other undesirable consequences. This is why understanding what causes u-joint failure is important for safe driving.

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When Should U-Joints Be Replaced?

Under normal circumstances, u-joints last a long time. Some even last the lifetime of the vehicle. But sometimes a u-joint can fail unexpectedly. When that happens, you have to replace it ASAP. Neglecting to replace a failed u-joint will likely result in serious issues such as:

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Wheel Bearing Preload And Load Paths

When you replace a wheel bearing, sometimes you need to preload the new bearing. This video explains what it means to preload a wheel bearing and why it’s important to check the vehicle’s wheel alignment too:

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Should You Grease New U-Joints? What About Older U-Joints?

If you have u-joints in your vehicle, you may be wondering if you need to grease them every now and then. It depends on the type of u-joints your vehicle has. There are two kinds of u-joints: Permanently lubricated u-joints (with no grease zerk) Greaseable (with a grease zerk)

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Why Replace U-Joints?

Universal joints (also known as U-joints) are critical parts of the driveshaft. U-joints are usually fitted to the following vehicles:

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