Today myself and a couple colleagues swapped out the old rear U joint with the replacement. We had a hard time putting in the new one. At first, we did not line it up right. Not paying attention, we where forcing the joint into the drive shaft and it would not fit properly. Realizing this, we removed the joint and noticed that there was a small warp from where the U joint was grinding against the drive shaft. We fixed this by sanding it down and making the surface smooth once again (it wasn't to much). To cut to the chase, we ended up taking off the caps and basically putting on the U joint and then hammering the caps to lock the joint in place. Once we finished, the U joint was real tight and it was not pivoting smooth, it required a bit of force to move it from left to right. We installed the drive shaft again and took the car for a test ride and immediately it started making a real loud squeaky sound when accelerating. This noise would only cease when you let go of the gas. What could be the possible cause of this noise? The U joint is to tight? Damaged? Not the proper size/piece?
Last edited by JonFernandez305; 05-07-2015 at 08:37 AM.