U-Joint Tight after install
I replaced the rear ujoints on the drive shaft (both ends) on my '90 Cherokee with Dana 35.
The end towards the trans seems tight. When I installed the caps to get flush with the clips for install, They really seemed tight, so I knocked the cap towards the outside as much as seemed reasonable untill it was right up against the clips. In comparison - the ujoint on the other end toward the pinion flange seems to have good movement.
The bearings are seated properly ( I checked) and it doesn't bind - just kinda tight in comparison. Is this normal?
One additional question - on the pinion end, the ujoint is attached to the pinion flange with straps on either side on the caps - no groves for clips. Does the tension of the straps hold the caps securely on the ujoint? I also have spacers that go between the strap and the cap - I assume these are standard and not some wierd add-on to make the old ones fit right.
Am I on the right track here?? Thanks!