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1983ChevroletWayne
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Canada
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Posted - 01/15/2013 :  08:58:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey guys,

Anybody having the issue of your C2's universal joint seizing up at the gearbox? We have been spraying fluid film on the joints of our 10' & 11' C2s.

A joint was removed this morning because of stiffness in the steering, and when it was removed the cups were dry and the pins all crumbled and fell out.

Has anyone found a fix for this or having this issue? possibly a greasable u-joint?


Thanks!

tigger2
Advanced Member

USA
283 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2013 :  11:53:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We just install new u joints as they wear out part number is SK000282 from freightliner, lube new joints with extra tacky grease before assy. Make sure to mark spline and tube to return unit to exact position as it eas when taken apart.
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1983ChevroletWayne
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Canada
165 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2013 :  2:25:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tigger2

We just install new u joints as they wear out part number is SK000282 from freightliner, lube new joints with extra tacky grease before assy. Make sure to mark spline and tube to return unit to exact position as it eas when taken apart.



Thanks for the info!

Formerly "83ChevroletWayne"



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sob
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USA
64 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2013 :  11:51:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Visions had the same issue. Bluebird finally started offering a joint with grease fitting. To eyeball them they look the same.
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