This page is a continuation of How to assemble a universal joint [Tutorial] – Page 3.
We have almost finished assembling the universal joint. We need to insert the shafts and shaft keys to complete the joint.
In this step, we insert the first shaft (Shaft A) into the shaft hole available in Fork A.
In this step, the first shaft key (Key A) is inserted into the keyway of Shaft A. This makes the universal joint rotate with the shaft.
Steps 10 and 11 are repeated for inserting the second shaft (Shaft B) and the second shaft key (Key B). See the image below for a good understanding.
That is it We have successfully assembled a universal joint. The final assembly is shown below.
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