Whats your answer to the Staked on U-joint BS - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



2004 - 2008 Ford F150 General discussion on the 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 truck.

Whats your answer to the Staked on U-joint BS

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Flat Rock, MI
Posts: 42
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Whats your answer to the Staked on U-joint BS

I have a minor vibration when releasing the pedal at freeway speeds, which led me to believe my U-joints probably need to be replaced. Then I find out the mother Bleepers are not Serviceable???? REALLY so far after contacting a few folks the only answer I have found is to have a shop build me a brand new driveshaft for the tune of $425.00 + tax. There has to be something im missing here. Is there not an aftermarket replacement shaft being made somewhere? I need a one off custom built unit to do routine maintenance on my truck WTF!!!!! all I wanted to do was fix my pinion seal leak, which is very minor at the moment, but has to be caused by the vibration of the shaft. Does anyone have any input on this?? 2004 F-150 4X4 Super cab 6.5 ft box One piece driveshaft, factory part number 4L 34-4602-ME
Rteas48134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
powerranger262's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hartford, WI
Posts: 4,119
Thanked 492 Times in 394 Posts
Default

My buddy brought his truck over to me to do his u joints and i found the same bull**** on his truck. Its just plain stupid. There is a tool you can buy or maybe rent that you grind the cups out with. Total pain in the ***. I would just do what he did and just buy a new driveshaft.
powerranger262 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Flat Rock, MI
Posts: 42
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i was gonna go that route first, but after searching for that kit and talking to the parts guy at my local dealer, everyone has the same answer. Those kits are garbage and apparently have a high rate of failure by creating more slack in the joint and causing more vibration. Plus I cannot find them anywhere except on ebay. I know im not the first that had this issue and find it hard to believe that every person that has encountered this has had to have a custom driveshaft made. The dealership referred me to the same shop I had already been in contact with. WTF
Rteas48134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
kozal01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,346
Thanked 256 Times in 125 Posts
Default

Ive heard of this this style U-joint but Ive never seen one. Mine has the regular U-joint thankfully. You have a pic of it by chance? Im curious now.
kozal01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 07:11 PM   #5
2005 XLT F150
 
gforceman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: virginia beach
Posts: 532
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Default

i have a supercab 2wd with the 2pc driveshaft are the u joints on that one servicable by any chance.
gforceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
powerranger262's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hartford, WI
Posts: 4,119
Thanked 492 Times in 394 Posts
Default

You have to crawl under and take a look.
powerranger262 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #7
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Flat Rock, MI
Posts: 42
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

click the link it will take you to a picture of a "staked" on U-joint. They need to shoot the engineer hack that designed this, as well as every person that approved it. Well, its off my desk ahhhh time to kick my feet up and relax, Im glad that's over.

Last edited by Rteas48134; 04-11-2013 at 05:17 PM.
Rteas48134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
gone postal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central NY
Posts: 5,655
Thanked 223 Times in 177 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kozal01 View Post
Ive heard of this this style U-joint but Ive never seen one. Mine has the regular U-joint thankfully. You have a pic of it by chance? Im curious now.
The main visual difference is that there are no retainer clips in the joint. My short term fix was a junkyard driveshaft. Longer term if I keep the truck is a new shaft built by the local driveshaft service shop.
gone postal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 12:14 PM   #9
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Flat Rock, MI
Posts: 42
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

how much did u pay for that junkyard shaft?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gone postal View Post
The main visual difference is that there are no retainer clips in the joint. My short term fix was a junkyard driveshaft. Longer term if I keep the truck is a new shaft built by the local driveshaft service shop.
Rteas48134 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 12:29 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 58
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rteas48134 View Post
how much did u pay for that junkyard shaft?
Local pic a part yard here sells them for $55. But you have to go take it off the truck.
ChaoticMunky is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 grille possibilities & my build MEADE 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 28 05-20-2017 04:01 PM
stock radio without nav to stock with nav corsica 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 15 12-06-2016 10:51 AM
factory 20" tire size? INJEN78 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 18 10-07-2015 10:33 AM
Should my truck insurance cover what I am towing redcelica Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 5 10-06-2015 08:18 PM
09 wheel arch replacment 2rowlock General F150 Discussion 2 10-01-2015 11:19 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 PM.


Copyright 2006 - 2017 F150Forum.com We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: