ok.... its not hard but its hard to explain without pics but ill try anyway... the u-joint has 4 ends that can easily slip off.... and under them are pin bearings.... do not lose any of them.... the u-joint only connect 2 ways.... one way with bolts and one with retaining clips (but sometimes both sides have retaining clips, i dont know which one colorados have).... i never did one on a colorado but ive done many on jeeps...
If both sides bolt on then just take them off and put them back on.... but i dont think they are...lol
But if you have c-clipped u joints this is how you do it
- take off the retaining clips
- take a good look at your new u-joints so you know how they can come off... take all the caps on the ends off and make sure you dont lose any of the pin bearings.... (the way the caps come off is how youre gonna get them out of the driveshaft) youre gonna want to keep all the pin bearings in place inside the caps around the rim
- put it on a solid surface and use a socket or whatever you want...pound down one side of the u joint so the other side pops out below it... take the cap from the side that popped out with pliers.
- flip and repeat....
- then repeat all these steps for the other side
to install.... just do in reverse what you did to take them off.... just make sure that when you are pounding the new caps in that the pin bearings stay in place and dont fall.... just take your time and do everything right and you should be fine
i had one side that bolted on and i din't see any pin bearings only the C clips i only have the two caps off the current U joint cause i ran out of light tonite is it possible the ones i took off didn't have the pin bearings