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2003 dodge 1500 front differential

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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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

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Hub & bearing should be one assy, is that what your looking at?
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it is a 5/16 wrench. take that out and the pin will slide out.

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