Is there a repair kit for my universal joints?

Is there a repair kit for my universal joints?

Postby jeremyb [OP] » September 30th 2008, 9:32pm

Hi - had a clonking from the velocity joint right in the centre of the driveshaft of my '94 Astro AWD, so my mechanic took it out. I am now running just on the rear wheels. He said there was a repair kit for the joint - anyone know about this? Any help appreciated!!

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Re: Is there a repair kit for my universal joints?

Postby gtkane » October 4th 2008, 3:58pm

Which kind of joint do you have? Is it that rubber mounted style, or the double cardan joint(looks like 2 u-joints together)?
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Re: Is there a repair kit for my universal joints?

Postby jeremyb [OP] » October 4th 2008, 7:47pm

Hey - thanks for the reply! It looks like 2 U joints....

Is that good or bad???!!
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Re: Is there a repair kit for my universal joints?

Postby gtkane » October 5th 2008, 3:52pm

That kind(double cardan) are rebuildable. You may have to do a little searching for a shop that will do it 'cuz they are a little tricky, but def. doable.
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Re: Is there a repair kit for my universal joints?

Postby jeremyb [OP] » October 9th 2008, 8:00pm

Hi - thanks for that. Now I know what it's called I've been looking up info re. double cardan joints. My local transmission place rekons there is a ball in the middle of it that is bad, but I've found a diagram of my cardan joint broken down here: http://www.autozone.com/addVehicleId,2311401/initialAction,repairGuide/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152800a831f and I can't see a central ball. But is there a ball joint in there somewhere that I'm missing?
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