06 ECSB 4x4 U joint - Page 2 - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
06-07 LBZ & LLY Duramax Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission, Etc.

 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 10:57 AM
J83
DuramaxForum Enthusiast
 
J83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI View Post
I could be wrong, but I thought all the OEM driveshafts were aluminum, I know mine is.
no some of the older trucks were steel, my 01 has a 2 piece steel shaft with a carrier bearing.

That said, im 99% sure all duramax drive shafts use the same size ujoint, steel or aluminum. Maybe the OP had a aftermarket drive shaft made? seems weird they wouldent re-use the yolks though....

If you absolutely cant find the right U joint, pull the drive shaft out, pop out a ujoint then bum a ride to the parts store with the old part in hand.

I also run non greasable ujoints. The greasable ones really dont seem to last any longer and there kind of a pain in the butt to grease.

2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L LML

Last edited by J83; 09-30-2019 at 10:59 AM.
J83 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by J83 View Post
no some of the older trucks were steel, my 01 has a 2 piece steel shaft with a carrier bearing.

That said, im 99% sure all duramax drive shafts use the same size ujoint, steel or aluminum. Maybe the OP had a aftermarket drive shaft made? seems weird they wouldent re-use the yolks though....

If you absolutely cant find the right U joint, pull the drive shaft out, pop out a ujoint then bum a ride to the parts store with the old part in hand.

I also run non greasable ujoints. The greasable ones really dont seem to last any longer and there kind of a pain in the butt to grease.
It seems the 2 piece were used for the long beds w/ CC or EC. I have seen some other posts on other forums where people said they had the steel shafts with the larger yokes as well... they seem to be the 1480 series vs the 1410 you all speak of. That matches with what I have in the 1 3/8" dia u joint caps. Unfortunately, I've been sitting with my driveshaft in my basement since Saturday so I've had way too much time to look at it and the u joints lol

Sent from my SM-G977U using Tapatalk

06 ECSB LBZ. Edge evolution, AirDog2 165, rear air bags, Transflow aux fuel tank, brush guard, headache rack
bam5128 is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 11:19 AM
J83
DuramaxForum Enthusiast
 
J83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by bam5128 View Post
It seems the 2 piece were used for the long beds w/ CC or EC. I have seen some other posts on other forums where people said they had the steel shafts with the larger yokes as well... they seem to be the 1480 series vs the 1410 you all speak of. That matches with what I have in the 1 3/8" dia u joint caps. Unfortunately, I've been sitting with my driveshaft in my basement since Saturday so I've had way too much time to look at it and the u joints lol

Sent from my SM-G977U using Tapatalk


this should be your ujoint then if that is the series number of the shaft you have.

https://www.amazon.com/Spicer-SPL55X...gateway&sr=8-1


also available from merchant with model number SPL55X

https://www.merchant-automotive.com/...Greasable.aspx

you are correct, only the long bed CC EC trucks had the dreaded carrier bearing. Best decision i ever made was buying a custom made single piece drive shaft for that truck.
bam5128 likes this.

2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L LML

Last edited by J83; 09-30-2019 at 11:22 AM.
J83 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by J83 View Post
this should be your ujoint then if that is the series number of the shaft you have.

https://www.amazon.com/Spicer-SPL55X...gateway&sr=8-1


also available from merchant with model number SPL55X

https://www.merchant-automotive.com/...Greasable.aspx

you are correct, only the long bed CC EC trucks had the dreaded carrier bearing. Best decision i ever made was buying a custom made single piece drive shaft for that truck.
That is it! I was planning on going with spicer through Amazon. Funny how Amazon tells me it won't fit my truck... (me listening to Amazon is kind of what started this fiasco)

Sent from my SM-G977U using Tapatalk

06 ECSB LBZ. Edge evolution, AirDog2 165, rear air bags, Transflow aux fuel tank, brush guard, headache rack
bam5128 is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 11:42 AM
J83
DuramaxForum Enthusiast
 
J83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by bam5128 View Post
That is it! I was planning on going with spicer through Amazon. Funny how Amazon tells me it won't fit my truck... (me listening to Amazon is kind of what started this fiasco)

Sent from my SM-G977U using Tapatalk
ive noticed that amazon does not do a great job with hardware fitment on diesels. Gas vehicles seem to be much more dialed in than our trucks are. For example, if you look at kryptonite stuff (which is recently on amazon) none of it shows up under "fits my truck".

2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L LML
J83 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome