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Hi Chaps I've just been down to Colchester for the yearly visit to family over easter. Towed the caravan down and had a fantastic week. On the way back i got a vibration that eventually got quite bad. I have investigated the source and it seems i've got a worn UJ on the axle side of my rear prop. Is rattling around when shaken so looks like i've some work to do. I went to my local Landrover dealer and they want £55.00 for a joint :huh: , needless to say i didn't bother and am now looking for cheaper opions. Can anyone give me a pointer to a cheaper source or should i stick with genuine parts.

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Max

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Hi Chaps I've just been down to Colchester for the yearly visit to family over easter. Towed the caravan down and had a fantastic week. On the way back i got a vibration that eventually got quite bad. I have investigated the source and it seems i've got a worn UJ on the axle side of my rear prop. Is rattling around when shaken so looks like i've some work to do. I went to my local Landrover dealer and they want £55.00 for a joint :huh: , needless to say i didn't bother and am now looking for cheaper opions. Can anyone give me a pointer to a cheaper source or should i stick with genuine parts.

Cheers

Max

I doubt there are any of this type of part that is genuine, their all made by third party suppliers, find a parts place give them the model/year etc. and they should be able to come up with one a lot cheaper than that as the previous poster said, Paddocks are a good place to start..

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Hi, thanks for the speedy reply, i'd looked at the aftermarket ones but didn't know if they'd be any good. I have now ordered a hardy spicer one at £12.00.I Can only give it a try, its been a while since i built the truck and couldn't remember which props i'd used. I figured it out though... front rangerover prop on back axle and defender front on front axle, not that it makes alot of difference as they seem to be the same for many vehicles.

Thanks again

Max

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Oh Dear, I've been outside since five thirty replacing the UJ. Read the thread in the tech archive last night and followed it to the letter. The old UJ was very badly worn with no sign of any roller pins on three of the legs. When putting the new one in it didn't all seem to nip up properly, its not fouling but seems like the new part is too small and if i nip it up the cups are half way through the yolk. Put it all together and its vibrating like television X on a Saturday night. I've a feeling that i got the wrong part and its too small. I've got the propshaft clean and there's a number on it.. if i post this up tomorrow would someone be able to tell me which UJ part number i need. I've wasted money and time and feel a right plonker cause i can't remember which propshaft i used in the build.

Cheers

Max

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Right. Took prop off and the uj is obviously the wrong size. The markings on the prop are frc5566 and 801065-hq5. Can any of you tell me which uj fits this prop. I took it off a 1989 rangie classic that had a borg warner transfer box( the type with auto difflock). Im running it on front wheel drive at moment so need to order a uj fairly soon.

Many thanks

max

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Hi, Now got this sorted, i've used a front prop from defender on the back axle of the build, got it the wrong way round when i ordered the new uj. I've now ordered the correct part and hopefully all will be good when it arrives.

My fault for being so thick... I just couldn't remember which parts i'd used.

Cheers to all that helped.

Max

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