Make sure you get some Lock Straps installed

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Final Drive, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Final Drive

    Final Drive Medium Load Member

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    I do most of my work on my truck, replaced a universal joint the other day and no lock straps were included in the the universal joint package..
    Had to look for some in other cities while on the road but I found some..
     
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  2. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    THANKS for this post, I robbed some out of one of my spare u-joints, with the intention of picking up another kit, and forgot all about it till you posted. lol
     
  3. Rounded_nut

    Rounded_nut Light Load Member

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    Seriously?!? That's some cheap bs.
     
  4. Final Drive

    Final Drive Medium Load Member

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    Get it done, save a lot of headaches and misery...
     
  5. Final Drive

    Final Drive Medium Load Member

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    Ok
    Let's hear your point of view..
     
  6. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I am willing to bet that someone did as I did and robbed them out of it.
     
  7. HopeOverMope

    HopeOverMope Road Train Member

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    Yea folks will actually re use straps if you don’t watch em or directly say use new. The one guy who I have that works on driveline, we’re on the same page though. No used straps!
     
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    The new spicer joints I been buying do not have lock straps for the cap bolts. Only loctite on the bolts.
     
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  9. starmac

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    Odd, it has been probably 3 years since they were on sale and I stocked up on u-joints, but they are spicer and have lock straps. I guess like everything else, they are getting as cheap as possible.
     
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  10. Final Drive

    Final Drive Medium Load Member

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    That's what mine had, I even put some extra loctite on the bolts till I found some lock straps..
    IT'S your call ,I DON'T like to gamble.
    ...
     
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