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Glad I'm not Gay J. Hall!
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how hard is it to replace the u-joints on the front axle of an xj, not the drive shaft!
 

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Not that hard. Hardest part is getting the hub off. Then, if you have ever done a driveshaft u-joint, it is pretty much the same
 

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Not that hard. Hardest part is getting the hub off. Then, if you have ever done a driveshaft u-joint, it is pretty much the same
yeah i've done drive shafts, just wasn't sure how much i had to tear apart to get it apart
 

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Mine were fairly easy. A press does help though, a whole lot quicker.

If you have a torch, utilize it when doing the ujoints. You will more than likely have to anyway.
 

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One of the best investments I made was to get the harbor freight ball joint/u-joint tool. Makes life alot easier if you don't have access to a press.

The really rusty ones a put alot of tension on a tap the yoke and it usually pops free.
 

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how hard is it to replace the u-joints on the front axle of an xj, not the drive shaft!
Took me an hour and a half, to do both sides, on my XJ and I'm a Ford guy.
The bearing is remarkably similar to the design of the d60 on my 1 ton Ford, just smaller.
 

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