[Healeys] Universal joints

Oudesluys coudesluijs at chello.nl
Thu May 30 10:34:28 MDT 2013

Properly maintained/greased UV-joints last nearly a lifetime with 
moderate use. Grip the two axle parts and twist while feeling for play. 
In general this is easy to feel. Replacing them is very straight forward 
although check that the cups do not rotate in the yokes. If they do use 
locktite or similar while fitting them to fix them in the yoke. If one 
is gone it is best to replace the other one as well. Try to get ones 
with a grease nipple. Plenty on offer on ebay but the local NAPA parts 
store is probably well able to supply them.
Kees Oudesluijs

Op 30-5-2013 18:18, Simon Lachlan schreef:
> Hi,
> Is there a practicable way of checking the UJs whilst they are in situ?
> What are the signs of wear?
> Does one normally replace them as a pair? (Mine are not a pair; one has a
> nipple whilst the other does not).
> How long do these things normally last in moderately used and well
> maintained conditions?
> Any other UJ points that I've neglected....?
> Am going on a long trip soon and am getting a bit paranoid about what to
> service/replace etcetc.
> Simon

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