Question about 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Bolts loosen and come down so far but then they just rachet.the bolt goes back and tightens,but it will not come all the way out when you try to remove it.All it does is spin and make a rachet sound. I have done this job before on older dodge and had no problem.Is there something different on the ends of these bolts ?
I ran into the same problem with my running boards. They have a wing nut inside the frame. The only way I got them off was to loosen them so much and then jump on the running boards. But I did shove a screwdriver into the hole to stop the wing nut from turning. The other one I had a friend go at it with a pneumatic socket.
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Fig. 3: Note the directions in which you can turn the handle: left-free, right-lock
Fig. 4: With the handle in the free position, remove the six hub cover bolts
Fig. 5: Pull the cover off
Fig. 7: ... then remove the center bolt and washer
Fig. 8: Next, remove the outside mounting nuts and washers
Fig. 10: ... then remove the cone washers
Fig. 11: The free wheeling body should come off easily; be sure to discard the old gaskets
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Exploded view of the free wheeling hub
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Turn the handle with your hand to the free position
Note the directions in which you can turn the handle: left-free, right-lock
With the handle in the free position, remove the six hub cover bolts
Pull the cover off
Using the correct size wrench, loosen ...
... then remove the center bolt and washer
Next, remove the outside mounting nuts and washers
Using a brass bar and hammer, tap on the bolt ends ...
... then remove the cone washers
The free wheeling body should come off easily; be sure to discard the old gaskets
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