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I am noticing a *clink* when I let off the gas or accelerate after shifting and I believe it is a U joint. I was wondering how hard/easy it is to replace U joints. I have done a lot of work on my mustang already, and would like to do this, but I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into... any suggestions/warnings? Any response is appreciated!

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The "U" joints are not difficult to replace.

Just remember to match/mark with scribe marks or paint the the mating drive shaft/yoke and drive shaft/rear end extension positions before you disassemble the unit and drop (remove, not DROP) the drive shaft. Otherwise you risk putting it back in a different position which may result in an out of balance drive shaft
 

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Once the driveshaft is out, support the end you're working on with a wood block, remove the clips and use a socket to drive one end of the u-joint out where you can remove the end cap. To install, remove both end caps, position the u-joint, and drive the end caps on. Replace clips.
 
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