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Front hub bearing removal 2002 dodge ram 1500 4WD 4.7L V8

I need to remove front hub bearing on my 2002 Dodge Ram pickup, but the stub shaft u-joint and boot on the back side of the knuckle is in the way. I can't get at the 3 hex machine screws holding it onto the knuckle. Do I have to pull the whole knuckle assy off the ball joints or is there a special wrench that will fit these screws? I'm thinking I might be able to mill down a 14mm socket so it will just fit over the hex cap, giving me room, but not sure.

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I just did a 2002 2500 4x4 with a dana straight axle and had no problem getting on the bolts with a 9/16 12 point socket on a 6 inch extension. If you do not use an extension the head of the ratchet will hit the yoke of the axle shaft.

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Ive never had a problem getting them out i turn the wheel from one side to the other if it to tight i use a wrench with a bar on it

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