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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-17-03, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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hey all, took my car to the place that done its roadworthy this morning because my exhaust has been knocking recently, well i thought it was my exhaust

they rekon its the bush on the front uni-joint thats worn and they want around $250 to fix, i think thats a stupid price to pay to replace a bush, i figure it cant be that hard to do myself,

so whats involved in doing a job like this? can i replace the bush with something slightly better?

thanks alot in advance guys,

oh btw the car is an auto EL

The magna is nearly dead...i need a new car...AGAIN!!...why did i sell the EL??

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-19-03, 05:26 AM
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Re: el drive shaft

not shure what kind of yoke is on an el gearbox. basically you will need a gregorys manual. it will tell you how to replace the uni joint. dont attempt it if you dont feel confident in doing it.

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Re: el drive shaft

Mate, its easy to do.

All you need to do is remove the circle clips and punch out the caps. When the new unis go in, just make sure all the clips are sitting correctly in the slots. Should cost around $20-30.

If you you don't want to change the joint yourself, I have bought tailshafts for $25 from wreckers complete, so just do that.

DONT PAY $250!!!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-20-03, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Re: el drive shaft

awsome thanks for that guys, ill get into that asap

thanks again

The magna is nearly dead...i need a new car...AGAIN!!...why did i sell the EL??

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