Felt ambitious today. Read all the threads I could find on the subject. So off I go...
My 2305 just turned 400hrs. Don't believe the U-joints were ever lubed. Attempted to do so recently but had my doubts concerning the grease penetration.
Tools needed for removal and install-
Circlip pliers with 6" or longer handle and 90 degree bent nose.
Flat round punch about 8" long but 6" can be held with pliers
Screw driver to rotate driveshaft
Tools needed for U-joint assembly-
Small circlip pliers, straight nose.
Small screw driver
Press or hammer/punches/sockets etc.
Emory paper to clean up races
Large channel locks to remove joint caps.
New circlips for u-joints and front driveshaft. I was able to reuse the old ones. Best to have a spare.
U-joint kits from JD (2)
Figured it would be easier to get it up on my car lift...
Pic of underside.