Question about 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
On a 2003 dodge 1500 front differential does it have a bolt or a roll pin that holds the pin for the spider gears and does it require any special tool to remove it?
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Yes there are 2 tools you will need.
1- C-4212F Ball Joint Remover and Installer
2-DD-1278 Coil Spring Compressor
Be very careful as these springs can be very dangerous.
Good News: You should be able to rent are they may even let you borrow them at AutoZone or some other auto parts store.
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Posted on Dec 28, 2008
That works fine on a relatively new vehicle but one that has run in salt etc you'll save a lot of time if you remove the steering knuckle completey by separating lower ball joint and outer tie rod end ball joint and bring the whole steering knuckle to a bench to separate the hub/bearing. Soak everything with penetrant, loosen the bolts a few turns and try hitting right on the bolt heads. I also made a very sharp wedge from a chisel and rammed it hard on the other side to seoarate the hub. It will finally come apart then you'll see all the **** that was binding it due to an alumininum knuckle re-acting with a steel hub. Clean the hole and grease everything and fit new bearings
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
I think the socket is a dealer item only. I'm on a tool forum and none of the drivers have one. http://www.uktools.com/ sell a Koken 16mm and 14mm 10 point socket. SPC-69330 has a 16mm. I mailed a 10 point with a 13mm head to a tool company to ask if they will make a socket. You can try a damaged nut socket my Blue Point would go all the way on but may cut off the ends. Then you would go down to the next size. An air hammer if applied to the side will loosen the bolt.
Posted on Nov 29, 2009
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