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Actually, you can get that shaft apart and replace the

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carrier bearing assembly without breaking...
Actually, you can get that shaft apart and replace the carrier bearing assembly without breaking the yoke apart which would most likely entail replacing the u-joint. Just did it....
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Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago
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what type of assistance do you need? and yes they are rebuildable

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I was actually sort of looking to engage and try to figure out why one would dismantle that u-joint rather than just carefully knock it apart. I just replaced that carrier bearing without doing that. It's a snug fit, but by no means a serious press fit. Never mind then. I guess you must err to the side of caution with the average DIYer.
Saturn Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

i did not answer your initial question..But generally the repair maunal suggests it that way...does not mean you cant sneak in a short cut to save time

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