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How do i get the front unIVERSAL JOINT OFF A 81 JEEP

IM NOT SURE HOW TO GET TO THE FRONT UNIVERSAL JOINT WITH LOCKING HUBS

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This is my problem.i have a 84 jeep body with a 81 jeep frame.with locking the 4x4 hubs.i need to replace the universal joint behind it.do i have to take the 4x4 locking hub apart to get to it.and yes i assume its called the front axle joint.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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The axle joint?

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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    TripleTauto Oct 16, 2008

    yes you will have to remove the locking hub assembly remove front rotor/hub. there will be 5 bolts holding spindle to the knuckle remove these and remove spindle. axle will slide out

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