It should have been easier

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Assembling the rear driveshafts with the universal joints is an easy job ( unlike the disassembly of them). Especially using my press, getting in the Universal Joints is very easy to do and the first was completed in no time.

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The second however, disaster! The first joint went in smoothly but when I pressed in the second the complete "top lid" of one of the caps broke off!!! Aargh. No idea how this happened. I did not subject the joints to excessive force, although using a press sort of hides these forces.

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So, after a minute or two of swearing I pressed out the one joint which, thankfully, did not damage the shaft and came out pretty easily. It should just be a matter of purchasing a new UJ now and pressing that in. All in all, the job took me 4 hours where it should have been like 10 minutes.