Replaced the original universal joints. Wasn't too bad, although I got carried away with the heat and when I went to pound the cap down the rubber o ring came apart with quite a bit of force and got my attention with a shot to the groin.
But I digress. I got the greaseable u-joints. They have a screw in the bearing cap. I am used to trucks and grease zerks in the cross section of the joint. With these I have no idea how to apply grease. Is there a special adapter I need?
Do I remove the screw to apply the grease or is this a special type of zerk?
Another issue I had was with the u-bolts that hold the u joint to the yoke at the differential. I needed to replace the ones that were on there as someone had severely cross threaded the nuts and thrashed the threads. I went to NAPA, O'reilly, & Carquest and no one had a set that fit correctly. I even took the old bearing cap (1 1/8" in diameter) & u bolts with to match up and nothing. The parts places actually showed in their books that I should have straps instead of u-bolts?? So, I got a set of u-bolts that were smaller and one that was larger. When I got home I decided to use the larger one as it fit the bearing cap better. The only problem is it would not fit in the yoke. So I heated the u-bolt and slowly bent it until it would fit.
I got everything installed. But I guess my question is why was this an issue? Why would I have to modify u-bolts for a universal joint. I would think this would be a stand GM type of part.