How to replace the steering column UJ?
05-13-2022, 08:42 PM
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How to replace the steering column UJ?
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - How to replace the steering column UJ?]But I see no circlip or split washers…. I’m getting some fasteners zinc plated and hoped to get this done too…. Any suggestions? Thanks


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05-14-2022, 01:46 PM
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How to replace the steering column UJ?
The U/J is steaked in the yoke. You will have to grind the steaking out before pushing out the U/J. And "CAREFULLY" re-steak around the inside diameter after assembly. I lot a polished stainless-steel replacement joint from Flaming Rivers, for less than 50% what Toyota wanted for a replacement joint. The only difference was a set-screw lock Vs a pinch bolt.
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05-14-2022, 04:56 PM
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How to replace the steering column UJ?
You can also spot weld the new joint caps in place.. being carefull to cool them quickly so you dont cook the grease too much.

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05-14-2022, 06:55 PM (This post was last modified: 05-14-2022 06:57 PM by Mylesmck.)
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How to replace the steering column UJ?
Thanks Dave W, I cut it off in the end. Cleaned the bores and filed off the stakes on one side of each piece. The UJ was €20 delivered and I’m getting a bucket of bolts etc. zinc plated so I’ll send the empty yoke off with them

(05-14-2022 04:56 PM)Ivan141 Wrote:  You can also spot weld the new joint caps in place.. being carefull to cool them quickly so you dont cook the grease too much.

Cheers Ivan, I might try that or try staking them with a hammer and punch
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05-14-2022, 07:40 PM
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How to replace the steering column UJ?
FWIW, I just used a punch.. odds are this joint wont come loose easily.. its not spinning at prop shaft speeds after all.

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