What is the difference between a 13 U joint?
The 1310 series u-joint measures approximately 3 1/4 inches wide. The 13 both measure approximately 3 5/8 wide. The 1350 series has a cap diameter of 1 3/16 inch and the body and journals are bigger than the 13. Remember 1350 is almost never found in production car driveshafts.
What allows a U joint to flex?
The slip yoke is an important component of any drive shaft assembly. The slip yoke assembly (pictured on the right) is what allows drive shafts and PTOs to flex or slip with their given application. The slip yoke is also essential for allowing u-joints to rotate properly with the drive shaft.
What happens if you use the wrong power steering fluid?
Wrong power steering fluid. To be on the safe side you should flush it out and not drive it. It will get into the entire system if you start the engine and could ruin your powersteering rack. It will get into the entire system if you start the engine and could ruin your powersteering rack.
How often should you flush power steering?
One thing the auto pros don’t agree on is how frequently power steering fluid should be flushed. Manouchekian says the service should be done about every two years, while Peck recommends about every 75,000 to 100,000 miles. Nemphos says he suggests a flush every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.
Can you just add more power steering fluid?
Add power-steering fluid as needed to the correct fill level. If your car has gradations on the cylinder, you can add the fluid steadily until you reach the correct “hot” or “cold” fill level; if you checked the level with a dipstick, add the fluid incrementally to avoid overfilling the reservoir.