replacement u-joint for steering shaft

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replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by jimcrazy » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:56 pm

i found a nice little u-joint for the steering shaft, it has 16mm caps the right size and uses inside locks to retain it.just had to squeeze the yokes in about .03 to get the inside measurement of 1.05". got it from a bike shop it fits some 4 wheelers as a axle joint
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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by Petros » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:24 pm

excellent! I knew there had to be something close enough to work available. how much was it?

the size of u-joint on the steering shaft was also used on MR2, corollas and other models, and are still available, but they come with the yoke for the other models, which does not work on the Tercel of course.

i have found good ones in a wrecking yard and managed to get them out and install them in the Tercel yoke, but it is a lot of work and you risk damaging the bearings pressing it out.
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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by xirdneh » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:21 pm

thats great
its such a PITA to fix those things like Petros says
so what is that word after "importations" i cannot read it
Love those Tercell 4x4 wagons but they sure suffer from road noise.

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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by ARCHINSTL » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:00 am

I moved this to the Part Numbers Forum. Great find!
@ xirdneh: The name of the importer is Importations Thibault ltée
http://www.importationsthibault.com/itl/home.jspx
The part number in its catalog, 248191010:
http://www.importationsthibault.com/itl ... =248191010
The part number by application/mfgr (I could not find it, but it is listed - somewhere in these 8 pages):
http://www.importationsthibault.com/itl ... rentPage=1
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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by jimcrazy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:28 am

they come from a company in quebec called importations thibault ltee, I get them from a local bike shop that sells after market parts, she allways has a few in stock. the price is good $20.00. I use them in a lot of steering shafts for the trackers,fords,dodges,toyotas I keep 3-4 on the shelf to

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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by 4doorVIP » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:29 am

I might go this route you guys
$31 on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Febest-Toyota-Ste ... 5209-16010
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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by jimcrazy » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:26 am

the pic looks right but the tercel is not listed in what it fits,one way to find out is to get one

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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by Petros » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:20 am

I think that assembly works on the '85-88 Tercel wagon (with the tilt steering column). the '83-84 uses one with a spline shaft at one end of the connection, and is NLA. but the u-joint itself from this assembly will fit if you can remove it from the yoke without damaging it, and than install it into your '83-84 yoke.

It would cost less and be less trouble if you can just get a you joint like the one in the first picture. Are there any on-line retail sources for that u-joint?
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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up date on u-joint

Post by jimcrazy » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:14 am

just got some new joints in today, even better now they put a grease fitting in them, used one in a subie one in a ford f150this am
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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by xirdneh » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:29 pm

"like"
Love those Tercell 4x4 wagons but they sure suffer from road noise.

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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by stefando » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:02 pm

super helpful post- it was a bit tough to press out the joint without ruining the cups so the best route is to get one of these new ones- I was even able to get the spring clips on! thanks @jimcrazy
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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by jimcrazy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:52 pm

glad to be of help

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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by Terpocalypse » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:30 pm

just did a direct swap this afternoon using a 3/4 pipe and a framing hammer.... 87 sr5 > 87 wagon?
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Re: replacement u-joint for steering shaft

Post by nissan-tercel » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:20 pm

Completely unrelated. New ti the forum and have no idea how to create a post..... Tried for 20 minutes to figure it out 😌 any help?

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