Universal Joints, or U-Joints, allow a driveshaft to pivot as it transmits power to an axle assembly that moves up and down with the suspension as it reacts to the road surface. They are necessary to compensate for the change in angle between parts that results from this motion. A driveshaft has a U-Joint at the front and rear of the shaft. The front U-Joint connects the driveshaft with the transmission slip yoke and the rear with the differential yoke or flange.

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      # mpn1226410
      Front U-Joint by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. 5 Year Limited Warranty. Ball joints provide pivot points for the steering knuckles, allowing them to move up and down as well as turn. Ball joints can fail from lack of lubrication and...
      Performs according to OEM specificationsMeets or exceeds OEM quality standards
      $103.00
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      # sp7829
      U-Joint by Omix-ADA®. Major parts like gears and driveshafts may be the stars of the transmission and drivetrain system, but they couldn't do their jobs without the supporting cast of seals, bearings, lock rings, retainers, etc....
      Meets or exceeds OEM quality standardsOEM quality at an affordable price
      $18.93 - $76.41
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      # sp21104
      Universal Joint Kit by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
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      # sp42429
      Premium™ Universal Joint by MOOG®. Upgrade your vehicle to MOOG and experience a safe and comfortable ride. The parts are made tough to ensure reliable operation even under extreme conditions. Thanks to the advanced design and precise...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $3.39 - $55.93
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      # sp16997
      Super-Strength™ Universal Joint by MOOG®. Upgrade your vehicle to MOOG and experience a safe and comfortable ride. The parts are made tough to ensure reliable operation even under extreme conditions. Thanks to the advanced design and...
      Super Strength™ alloy steel crosses for higher torque and horsepowerEliminates grease passages in the cross for maximum strength in high torque applications
      $3.39 - $17.41
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      # sp15552
      Universal Joint by Genuine®. Location: Rear Driveshaft. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Genuine features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $67.78 - $380.96
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      # sp10491
      Professional™ U-Joint by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $8.99 - $40.98
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      # sp22249
      Universal Joint by Neapco®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Neapco will last a lifetime. It will meet...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $31.13 - $93.50
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      # sp4911
      Universal Joint by Auto 7®. Does your vehicle shudder during acceleration? Do you hear a loud clunk during shifting? Also, clicking noises or a squeaking sound at low speeds may also indicate driveline troubles. Auto 7 has the quality...
      Original equipment quality parts for Hyundai, KIA and GM Daewoo vehicles without the original equipment priceAll parts made where the vehicles are made, South Korea
      $38.61 - $76.89
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      # sp9222
      Universal Joint by GMB®. Drive shaft incorporated with universal joint is widely in use not only in automotive industry but also all other industrial scenes. Purpose: high torque transmission in limited space. GMB is specialized in...
      Special Chrome-Molybdenum Alloy Steel for superior corrosion resistanceExact fit snap ring included
      $3.14 - $24.74
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      # sp22731
      Universal Joint by Mopar®. Restore your vehicle to its full potential with this top-notch U-joint replacement component. Made to OE specifications, this sturdy and reliable product fits and functions as perfectly as the factory part....
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $85.57
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      # sp30995
      U-Joint by OPGI®. This superior product is painstakingly designed to provide outstanding quality and value. Expertly crafted from first-rate materials to the highest standards it ensures maximum durability. This OPGI product will...
      Made from first-rate materialsDesigned to comply with high-quality standards
      $16.32 - $53.58
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      # sp22251
      Universal Joints & Components by Rockford Driveline®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Rockford...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $36.16 - $36.36
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      # sp12630
      U-Joint with Zerk Fitting by URO Parts®. Restore your vehicle's performance with this top-notch drivetrain part which is critical to transmitting the engine's power to the wheels without loss. Manufactured from superior materials to...
      Designed to replace your factory drivetrain partHelps to provide efficient power transmission
      $7.75 - $11.74
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      # mpn739315664
      Joint Kit by KIA OE®. During your Kia ownership you may need to replace a part and when that happens they recommend using Kia Genuine Parts. Kia Genuine Parts are engineered to precise and exact standards by Kia, matching the original...
      Specifically engineered to restore factory performanceGenuine OE quality at a budget-friendly price
      $95.39
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      # sp102712
      Universal Joint by Original Equipment®. Restore your vehicle to its full potential with this top-notch U-joint replacement component. Made to OE specifications, this sturdy and reliable product fits and functions as perfectly as the...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $76.38
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      # mpn4160216190
      Driveshaft Repair Kit by Dorman®. With Bolts. Drive Shaft Repair Kits attach the drive shaft yoke to the drive shaft to restore vehicle drivability. These Drive Shaft Repair Kits are only compatible with our Drive Shaft Assemblies.
      When failure occurs, vehicle will experience driveline vibrationIncludes all hardware needed for the repair
      $30.95
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      # sp6547
      Universal Joint Strap Kit by Dorman®. Dorman offers a variety of Universal Joint Strap Kits for a range of applications. All our Universal Joint Strap Kits are constructed of high-quality materials for long-lasting service. Restore your...
      Comes with two bolts and one bearing retainer strap - all the hardware necessary for a complete repairAvailable individually or in an assortment that contains two different u-joint straps and four bolts for broad coverage
      $2.77 - $3.74
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      # sp6536
      Universal Joint U-Bolt Kit by Dorman®. Dorman offers a variety of Universal Joint U-Bolt Kits for a range of applications. All the Universal Joint U-Bolt Kits are constructed from high-quality materials for long-lasting service. Restore...
      Provides a secure fit for the universal joint in the differential yokePackaged in a selection of assortments that contain one U-bolt, two hex nuts, and two split lock washers of different sizes for broad coverage and a trouble-free, direct fit
      $2.74 - $2.87
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      # mpn1212938
      U-Joint Strap Kit by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. 5 Year Limited Warranty. Restore your vehicle to its full potential with this top-notch U-joint replacement component. Made to OE specifications, this sturdy and reliable product fits and...
      Meets or exceeds OEM quality standardsOEM quality at an affordable price
      $11.83
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      # sp25061
      Universal Joint Strap Kit by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $2.10 - $5.88
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      # mpn1003270
      Universal Joint U-Bolt Kit by Crown®. With 2 U-Bolts, 4 Nuts, 4 Washers. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a...
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $3.84
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      # sp42438
      Universal Joint Strap Kit by MOOG®. Upgrade your vehicle to MOOG and experience a safe and comfortable ride. The parts are made tough to ensure reliable operation even under extreme conditions. Thanks to the advanced design and precise...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $3.39 - $6.51
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      # sp42445
      Universal Joint U-Bolt Kit by MOOG®. Upgrade your vehicle to MOOG and experience a safe and comfortable ride. The parts are made tough to ensure reliable operation even under extreme conditions. Thanks to the advanced design and precise...
      OE quality parts from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturersThe finest quality at a great price
      $3.39 - $4.97
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      # sp102655
      Professional™ U-Joint Strap Kit by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $3.94 - $6.72
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      # sp9226
      U-Joint Strap Kit by GMB®. Drive shaft incorporated with universal joint is widely in use not only in automotive industry but also all other industrial scenes. Purpose: high torque transmission in limited space. GMB is specialized in...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $2.38 - $6.66
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      # mpn1212939
      1270 Series U-Joint Dust Cap Seal by Omix-ADA®. Direct Fit. 5 Year Limited Warranty. Major parts like gears and driveshafts may be the stars of the transmission and drivetrain system, but they couldn't do their jobs without the...
      Meets or exceeds OEM quality standardsOEM quality at an affordable price
      $2.18
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      # sp7827
      U-Bolt Kit by Omix-ADA®. Major parts like gears and driveshafts may be the stars of the transmission and drivetrain system, but they couldn't do their jobs without the supporting cast of seals, bearings, lock rings, retainers, etc....
      Meets or exceeds OEM quality standardsOEM quality at an affordable price
      $5.20 - $19.87
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      # mpn1741896739
      Rear Grease Fitting by Crown®. With Leaf Spring Bolt 1/8"-27 NPT. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real...
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $0.64
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      # sp25060
      Universal Joint Strap Bolt by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
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    The typical U-Joint consists of a cross, or trunnion, with needle bearings in hardened steel cups at each arm of the cross. The cups are pressed into corresponding bores in the driveshaft and yoke. Clips fit into grooves at the edge of each bore to retain the cups. Most factory U-joints are pre-lubricated with grease in each cup and the grease is retained with a seal at the base of each cup. Most aftermarket U-Joints are available with a grease zerk, which allows the grease to be replenished, extending the life of the U-Joint. When OEM joints become dry and worn, replacement is the only option.

    Worn U-Joints cause a loud clunking noise when shifting gears and a vibration at speed. A squeaking noise when driving at low speeds may be from a U-Joint without lubricant. When inspecting U-Joints look for cracked, broken or missing grease seals, broken or missing clips, and red dust, indicating that the lubricant is gone and the needle bearings are grinding away. Turn the driveshaft back and forth, looking for play between the cups and cross arms. Push the driveshaft up and down underneath each arm of the cross, checking for end-play between the cross and cups. If any of these defects is present, replace the U-Joint.

    Special U-Joint installation tools are unnecessary if you have access to a simple vise. After removing the retaining clips, the old U-Joint can be driven from the driveshaft and yoke with a hammer and drift. To install the new joint, position the cross inside the driveshaft bores and start the cups in the outside of each bore. Position the driveshaft between the vise jaws and tighten the vise, while carefully guiding the cross into the cups. Once the cups are flush with the outer edge of the bores, select a socket that is smaller in diameter and position it between the vise jaw and cup. Tighten the vise just enough to enable installation of the retainer clip in the groove. Repeat at the other side and repeat the entire procedure for the yoke.

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    ACDelco - Professional Rear Joint Strap
    This strap kit tightened my u-joint enough there was no clunk when I put the car in gear. Much better than the original!!!
    RPosted by Robert (Du Quoin, IL) / September 25, 2017
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