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In Need of Alpha 1 U-Joint and Boot Advice

 
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skyler4321



Joined: 11 Dec 2010
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Location: Georgetown KY

PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: In Need of Alpha 1 U-Joint and Boot Advice Reply with quote

Just got a 03 Alpha 1 4.3L. It was not run this year. Found a broken shift cable boot and very small amount of water in the gear lube. Pulled the drive and found water in the u-joint boot. There is rust on the yokes from soaking in an inch of water. Looks like the gimbal bearing is junk. The u-joints are GKN perma-lube and feel good.

When I push the drive up, I don not see any cracks or other signs of degradation to the U-joint bellows. The failed shift cable bellows is full of small cracks when stretched.

Should I replace the u-joints and the u-joint bellows?

Thanks for the help.
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MikeW
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Joined: 01 May 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would replace all the bellows and gimbal bearing. If the u-joints are free and smooth I would not bother changing them. Sierra makes a kit with all the parts you will need. To see it Click Here: Bellows Kit Cool
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