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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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U Joints?

Ok, getting conflicting information and confused.

Need to order new u-joints as the motor and trans are out, so want to put new ones in when I put driveshaft back. I cannot measure or check the old ones as the garage is at my inlaws.

Are the front and back different? Summit doesn't list a difference, but Rockauto does. Looking at Moog Super Strength sealed/non-greaseable. But again, getting different results depending on where I search. Anyone got and part numbers of better info?


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Yes, all four caps on the front joint will be the same, as well as two on the rear. The other two rear caps, which are bolted to the pinion yoke, are larger. You have the internal clip type 3 15/32" OD.

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I have to admire whoever came up with the u-joint. It is a clever little gadget.


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The answers to all of your questions are here. https://www.moogparts.com/find-my-part.html Quite a user friendly reference!

My 65 has outside clips on everything. You may have to check that first.

230 at the axle and 269 at the trans if I had to guess.

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I just changed my u joints in my 65. It has a 4 speed. It has the inside clips. The front u joint was easy the rear like said before has two different size caps. 1" and 1.125" The moog u joints are pretty nice and the napa ones are pure garbage.
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The answers to all of your questions are here. https://www.moogparts.com/find-my-part.html Quite a user friendly reference!

My 65 has outside clips on everything. You may have to check that first.

230 at the axle and 269 at the trans if I had to guess.

Thank you very much. Those are the part numbers I have down. Thanks for all the input.

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Interesting...I replaced the rear joint in my 4Runner today with a NAPA/SKF joint. It appeared to be way better than the one I removed and the front ones for that matter.

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