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Old 03-08-2016, 05:47 PM   #1
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U Joint Q

Opinions please. Is it creeping, leave it, replace it?
On our Blue Bird bus, front joint, joint is tight.

The other side of the same X:
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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Don it looks ok to me from a picture, I believe if you are in doubt in any way shape or form.
Just do it,replace it for pease of mind
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:08 PM   #3
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To my shadetree trained eye it looks like the bearing cap may be rotating?
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:13 PM   #4
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Buy a new u-joint strap kit with bolts. Make sure to get the torque correct.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:57 PM   #5
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To me, the bottom fastener on the bottom pic, looks loose.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:14 PM   #6
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The cap has moved. It would be moving unless there was some force being exerted somehow. That cap should be spinning without much resistants. Change it, and the bolts and the straps.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:15 PM   #7
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Thanks all, here's the underside of the strap.



Finding this issue is a result of regular inspections, don't catch them all but I try....
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:16 PM   #8
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Looks deformed.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:38 PM   #9
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If you are in town, get the parts and fix it.
If you are not, grease it up and drive to town.
It needs fixed,but it should work for a while.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:42 PM   #10
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For the price of the joint...and now that you have it apart.
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