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95 f-250 right front stub shaft removal

How do I pull the stub shaft from the differential for u-joint replacement on my 95 f-250 4x4 with a 4600lb axle. My old ford had a retaining ring that un bolted but this one doesn't. My repair manual doesn't cover a 95.

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  • sdenner Jan 02, 2009

    on the right side of the Ford IFS axle the outer axleshaft pulls out of a splined coupler leaving the other half (stub shaft) with the inner u-joint still in the differential. Some older fords had three bolts to remove the bearing retaining ring allowing you to pull this shaft for servicing the ujoints, etc. This does not, there is nothing on the outside of the housing.

  • sdenner Jan 05, 2009

    it has a snap ring inside the differental...you have to pull, left side axle, tranfer case to diff axle, and the center section to remove the snap ring for anyone else with this problem.....thanks for the attempted fixes

  • jimsgtbob Feb 26, 2009

    i have a 95 ford f 150 4x4 .i can't get the driveshaft axel apart so i can take the ball joints out.?

  • jimsgtbob Feb 26, 2009

    do i have to pull the basket to get to the ring? if so i have to take drive shaft out now also?

  • jimsgtbob May 11, 2010

    i tried that it wont budge at all. do i have to take the basket apart?

  • RoyinGa May 11, 2010

    is this the shaft that goes to each wheel? never heard it called a stub shaft axle shaft is what we call it

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I think if you put a pry bar behind the knuckle and give it a quick bump it will just pop out it has a ring on the inside that holds it in. Just uses pressure to keep it in place I will look in a few but I am sure that is what to do.

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