J&J Tool Model 4LIFEB U-Joint Puller Kit Basic for Spicer Life Driveshafts
This puller consists of the original J & J U-Joint Puller (which has proven itself to be the premier tool for the removal of U-Joint) along with a pair of heavier cables (7/32") and a new ring assembly. Also included in this kit is a Pull Bar used in the installation procedure for the new u-joint.
During a demonstration at Spicer's testing facility in Toledo Ohio, the J & J U-Joint Puller 4LIFE was used to remove and reassemble a Spicer Life SeriesTM U-Joint that had been heavily rusted in salt water and corroded with Arizona dust. The u-joint was successfully removed and reassembled in a few minutes with absolutely no damage to the yoke or u-joint.
Because of the new "press fit" feature of the bearing assembly, the Spicer Life SeriesTM U-Joint cannot be reassembled properly without using special equipment that can replace the bearing cups within strict tolerances. The J & J U-Joint Puller 4LIFE also meets this challenge, which is crucial to the balance of the driveshaft.
As a result of this demonstration, and after analyzing the capabilities of the tool, the J & J U-Joint Puller 4LIFE is in the Spicer Driveshaft Service and Maintenance ManualTM (form no. 3264) as the recommended method for the removal and installation of the u-joint.
The tool can easily be used to remove or replace the u-joint on one end of the shaft without removing the shaft from the truck. The weight of the tool to remove the u-joint is 7 pounds. Add the pull bar to the tool for installation and it weights only 12 pounds yet it is capable of 14 tons of pulling force.
Services Life SeriesTM Driveshafts 140, 170, and 250.