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Axle stub stuck in differential

2002 town and country. has axle broken. I had it towed to tranny shop. they say axle stub is stuck in differential which must be removed. $1163 for job. i have changed axles before and wonder how hard the diff r&r is to do myself. Will I have seal issues? could stub be drilled and tapped for grip to remove stub?

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SOURCE: rear differential axle removal

remove the 'locking bolt', once the pin is out the c-clips shoud fall out unless this is a floating axle in which the axles are attached at the hub.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Rear Axle Repair/Replacement

Unless the axles are somehow damaged all you will need to replace are the axle seals and the brake shoes themselves,

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SOURCE: remove front axle from differential on 2003 dodge ram

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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SOURCE: 1994 c1500 4x4 front differential left side axle seal replacement

Diff does not need to be removed to change axle. If you are good at this stuff, you can figure your way through it, or get a manual as a guide (haynes etc. are OK for this stuff) Axle is held into carrier by a "c" clip so you do need to remove the cover and spider gears to get it out (not difficult) If you run into a problem, someone here will surely help!

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SOURCE: 2002 dodge ram 4WD front hub bearing

Here is the easiest way . take a 14mm socket and extentsion and place it on the bolts and place againt your axle tube and start your truck and turn your wheel against it instead of pounding you will use your powersteering like a press to get your hub out its quicker and less strenous than pounding on the bolts ive done this many times i even made a extentsion for it i use a 14mm 1/2 drive shallow socket and a extension thats about 4 inches long i know im posting late on this one but if it helps anyone out then great

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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