Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-09-2016, 01:08 AM   #11
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Alberta
Posts: 16
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 5.9, Spicer-5
Rated Cap: 44 Big butts/66 Lil ones
If it were me I'd change it, if that one cup is turning it's going to wear your yoke so that a new cup won't stay tight. Crosses are cheap yokes are not! That cross is done anyway even tho it feels tight, dollars-to-donuts says its dry as a popcorn ____t and due to become very very loose sometime in the very near future, and you do not want a drive shaft coming appart and crashing round an round an round undernieth nelly bell whilst you try to change lanes and get her off to the side into the emergency lane then try to revive the missus who's just had a cardiac arrest. You get the picture I'm sure!!That being said, that half of of the cross is easy to check by removeing the two straps and attempting to rotate the cups. You'll know right away if it's dry. Quite offten for some reason one side will be short of grease and siesed-up while all the rest of the cups can be well lubed and apparently fine . If you do find that all is well and cups all have grease then for sure clean the recesses and cups and deffinately use a new strap. Then watch it for the next while to make sure it has stopped rotating in your yoke.
Hope my long-winded reply helps.
Cheers, One_Eyed_Jack
one_eyed_jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2016, 12:48 PM   #12
Bus Nut
 
2kool4skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 783
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 2 elderly children, 1 cat
Disassembled the joint, very notchy, the bearing surfaces are toast. Moog 255. The 2 other joints are ok.
__________________
Don and Mary
2kool4skool is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2016, 01:38 PM   #13
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Alberta
Posts: 16
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 5.9, Spicer-5
Rated Cap: 44 Big butts/66 Lil ones
As I suspected when I saw the pictures. Those cups usually press into the yoke fairly snug when the strap is tightened so when they start to turn there's a reason. Actualy never seen one that goes round an round like that. Most I've dealt with just work back and forth in a short arc.
Any who, good eye on that Don. By rolling round in the grass and eyeballing things you just saved yourself a world of roadside griefe.
Cheers.
one_eyed_jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 06:13 PM   #14
Bus Nut
 
2kool4skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 783
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 2 elderly children, 1 cat
The correct part is 351A. 255 wasn't even close even though it was on the part.
__________________
Don and Mary
2kool4skool is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 06:19 PM   #15
Bus Nut
 
CaptSquid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 914
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: HDX
Engine: Cat C7
Rated Cap: 84 passenger
Mensch! Someone failed to lube that U-joint. Those, as well as the slip joint on the drive shaft, need to be lubed regularly. You might want to check the other U-joints while you're at it.
CaptSquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 04:09 PM   #16
Bus Nut
 
2kool4skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 783
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 2 elderly children, 1 cat
2 shaft phase q.

The 3 joint yokes are now all lined up, they were set up with the front 90* off the rear 2 which are of course lined up. OK?
__________________
Don and Mary
2kool4skool is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 06:47 PM   #17
Bus Nut
 
2kool4skool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Spring Valley AZ
Posts: 783
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 2 elderly children, 1 cat
Just road tested all OK, nice and smooth.
__________________
Don and Mary
2kool4skool is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2016, 06:55 PM   #18
Skoolie
 
Skoolydoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Ft. Smith Arkansas
Posts: 141
Rated Cap: 2+1
Glad it all worked out for you.
__________________
Don and Ellen
Plus one fuzzy faced kid (Poopcee)
Skoolydoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.