Corvette 1953-1982 U-Joint Installation Help.

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Ever install a U-joint and not be able to get the top snap ring in place.  If you strike the joint with a hammer and chisel in the position shown, this will seat the joint in the lower cap.  You only do this if, when you move the joint and it feels smooth but you can’t get the snap ring in place.  If you move the joint and it feels like it’s binding then you’ve dropped a bearing and need to remove either the top or lower cap to repair.