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Old 10-31-2011, 11:13 PM
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Default Should I attempt the axle u-joints and other stuff?

Got a 1996 Ram 4wd a few weeks ago. Driving down the road today, I noticed as I slow down, there is a steady click, click, click. Got under the truck this evening and the passenger side u-joint on the front axle is completely worn out. I can move it back and forth with my hand. Given that the assembly has a nice coat of surface rust and I have a vice, but no press, should I do this job or just suck it up and pay the shop? I don't usually hire stuff done and have done u-joints on a prop shaft before, but it wasn't rusty and this is my first 4wd.

If I replace myself, should I do any other might as wells? I've got a new Moog track bar on my bench to put on too. I jacked it up and the wheels are nice and tight otherwise, so I think my ball joints are in good shape.
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