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    thanks !!! the circuit breaker is automatic if i'm right ? i mean if there is or was a shortcut is shutting off and on again without doing something with it ? this must be easy to find, i dont have much breakers in the engine bay , a few wich are bolted to the firewall.
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    whats the easiest way to remove a broken u-joint ? remove clips and punch the cups out from the inside out ? or removing the complete shaft with yokes, the one on the front drive shaft (transfer case side) is broken.

    does someone have some pics how the rear taillights and mudguards should be insstalled ? mine are not original and like that i cannot use the right gladhand
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    Ive never changed a u joint on the vehicle. I suppose it could be done, but I just take the shaft off and use my press. Before I had a press, Id use a hammer and sockets, because my vice wasn't big enough to press them in. Be careful you don't loose or pinch the new needle bearings, the blue grease they pack them in is thin. I always put a dab of heavier grease in the cups when installing them to keep the needle bearings from falling out while assembly.

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    This used to work with 5 tons. Take the cap bolts off the journals and block a jack up so it would bear on the drive shaft which would lift the cap on the top side. Rotate the shaft 180 degrees and do the opposite cap. I guess if you take the clips off that would work here. The issue would be if the u joint caps are really stuck you might lift the whole truck by the drive shaft. As suggested in post 73 a press would be better. I also recall that a hand tool was devised to press the caps out and was popular with wrecker operators who had to take u joints apart on the road. You can also beat on it with a big hammer but you are risk of damaging the drive shaft this way. U joints need greased. I hope you have looked after them. The grease gun is your friend. Grease is cheap. Parts are expensive. be guided accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan77 View Post
    whats the easiest way to remove a broken u-joint ? remove clips and punch the cups out from the inside out ? or removing the complete shaft with yokes, the one on the front drive shaft (transfer case side) is broken.

    does someone have some pics how the rear taillights and mudguards should be insstalled ? mine are not original and like that i cannot use the right gladhand
    78694181_o.jpg Johan, most of the M275 trucks I've observed do not run mud flaps. But here is a good picture of an M275 with mud flaps and rear tail lights. Personally I like running mud flaps.
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    I don't know what the situation is in Europe, but here in North America you can get grief from crime fighters if you run the tractor without a trailer coupled to it. Ones shown in post 75 appear to be commercial products with the reflective panels added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasttruck View Post
    I don't know what the situation is in Europe, but here in North America you can get grief from crime fighters if you run the tractor without a trailer coupled to it. Ones shown in post 75 appear to be commercial products with the reflective panels added.
    yes !!! like that one on post 75, with the delineators on it, looks much nicer, thanks !!!!
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    m416 generator trailer
    m116 trailer
    Chevy blazer s10 1988
    bombardier iltis 1983
    jeep m38a1 (cj5M) 1961
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    Quote Originally Posted by fasttruck View Post
    This used to work with 5 tons. Take the cap bolts off the journals and block a jack up so it would bear on the drive shaft which would lift the cap on the top side. Rotate the shaft 180 degrees and do the opposite cap. I guess if you take the clips off that would work here. The issue would be if the u joint caps are really stuck you might lift the whole truck by the drive shaft. As suggested in post 73 a press would be better. I also recall that a hand tool was devised to press the caps out and was popular with wrecker operators who had to take u joints apart on the road. You can also beat on it with a big hammer but you are risk of damaging the drive shaft this way. U joints need greased. I hope you have looked after them. The grease gun is your friend. Grease is cheap. Parts are expensive. be guided accordingly.
    thats one of the first things i did, cleaning and check all possible grease fittings and pouring nice new grease in them….however few fittings from the front spring leaves are stucked….the front driveshaft on my tractor does not have any journals, with a flange on the transfer case straight to the front axle.
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    m416 generator trailer
    m116 trailer
    Chevy blazer s10 1988
    bombardier iltis 1983
    jeep m38a1 (cj5M) 1961
    Reo m275 1968

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    the horn is working just fine with the repair kit installed, everything that shoud be on the steering wheel was missing...and some wiring was not connected where it should (thanks to davidb56), now its loud…..just loud
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    m416 generator trailer
    m116 trailer
    Chevy blazer s10 1988
    bombardier iltis 1983
    jeep m38a1 (cj5M) 1961
    Reo m275 1968

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    next issue …..gauge does not read any oil pressure, maybe the sending unit is stuck ? however its running fine, no strange noises or so….is there a way to determine if there is some pressure ? i m going to take out the sending unit in a minute and checking the wiring, is that one working with resistance instead of 24volts to indicate any pressure ?
    m416 cargo trailer 2*
    m416 generator trailer
    m116 trailer
    Chevy blazer s10 1988
    bombardier iltis 1983
    jeep m38a1 (cj5M) 1961
    Reo m275 1968

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