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How to Install an SKF Heavy-Duty U-Joint

Learn from an ASE certified tech how to install an SKF heavy duty u-joint on a Freightliner Cascadia.

Starting with a review of the necessary installation tools Pete, an ASE master tech, demonstrates step-by-step how to properly inspect the u-joint yoke and cap for signs of a bad u-joint on a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia. Next, he removes the driveshaft and demonstrates how to remove the u-joint caps. After removing the cross, Pete reviews how to inspect the c-clip and yoke, followed by pressing in the new caps and installing c-clips. Pete concludes this replacement of the SKF heavy duty u-joint with a demonstration of bolting the u-joint onto the driveshaft and a reminder to always torque to proper manufacturer specifications.


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