Common U-Joint Problems For Dodge/RAM Trucks

Older Dodge and newer RAM trucks are two of the most popular trucks on the road today. While they’re known for their power and durability, they can still experience problems with their u-joints. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common u-joint issues Dodge and RAM owners experience, and we’ll provide tips on…

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Most Common U-Joint Problems On A Chevy Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado is a great truck. Yet, it’s prone to u-joint issues. If you’re a Silverado owner with u-joint issues, you came to the right place. In this guide we’ll cover Silverado u-joint failure symptoms, diagnostic tips, repair tips, and recommended replacement parts.

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Common U-Joint Problems For The Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is a popular truck that has seen its share of u-joint issues over the years. You can attribute many of these u-joint problems to improper maintenance or heavy loads. Like any vehicle, the Ford F-150 needs maintenance from time to time. If it isn’t done on schedule, some parts will fail (like…

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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 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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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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The High Cost Of Ignoring U-Joints

A u-joint may be a small part, but it plays an important role in the smooth operation of your drivetrain. U-joints should last the life of the vehicle, but sometimes that’s not the case. U-joints can go bad over time.

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