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    Icon1 How to replace double cardon joint(constant velocity joint)

    part located on 98 XJ front driveshaft
    in the midst of replacing my U-joints, needle bearings fell out of mine.
    i went on a search to find a new one.
    a full part (bearing and cast steel housing) was 60-80
    a bearing repair kit cost 25-45.

    the part was called by 4 dif names.
    double cardon joint
    constant velocity joint
    CV centering yoke
    H yoke

    i only bought the ball replacement kit. (3 peices) im poor lol

    HERES HOW TO REPLACE IT
    remove front drive shaft
    using 8mm socket or wrench

    put your driveshaft on your table and remove the U-joints(good time to replace them anyways)
    upon removing the ujoints the yoke peice will fall right out.



    i used 4 long wood screws and screwed it to my work table to hold it.
    pry off the thin top washer with a flat head screwdriver.
    then pry out the ball


    then your left with the bearing cup. theres no back or bottom opening to push it out.
    i used a drill and carbide bur to mill it in half.
    enough space to peel it outwith a flat head


    then clean out the housing. and put new grease in it


    then set in the new cup and bearing(1 piece) i used a 31/32 socket.
    perfect fit socket. hammered it in


    same method for then the top metal washer peice


    then clean and regrease the cup dealy on the cardan housing. n put the spring back in it


    then take out the carboard dealy holding the bearings in


    then push it into the back into the cardan housing with the spring. if you greased it will it will want to push itself off from so much grease

    then you have to wrestle the new u joint on holding the yoke dealy on or use a zip tie to hold it on.


    done

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    Default Re: How to replace double cardon joint(constant velocity joint)

    ironicaly this shows up after the fact
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQl68ZbMWrM

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    Default Re: How to replace double cardon joint(constant velocity joint)

    Nice writeup... I plan on picking up two new front driveshafts to rebuild and install when I do the SYE, and then will rebuild the original front shaft to have as a spare... I figured the double cardon joint would be the biggest PITA to rebuild..
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    Default Re: How to replace double cardon joint(constant velocity joint)

    Awesome write up! Wish i would have seen this two weeks ago. I just had my rear drive shaft rebuilt and it cost 200 bucks and from what i have been told, that was a great price. Oh well i have to do the front one now so ar least i can save money on that one by doing it myself. Thanks for including pics!

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