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Replace front outer unversal joints on front drive axel?

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    bought manual.

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    I purchased a repair manual,thank for nothing.

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You need to remove the brake calipers, and wheel hubs; the nuts that retain the wheel hubs may require air impact to break them free (at least for me they did). Once you have removed the hubs, slide out the drive shafts. You will need a vise and a hammer beat out the old u-joints.

I tried to remove the wheel hub retaining nuts with a breaker bar, and cheater bar attached; it didn't work for me. I did have to use air impact on them. The job isn't that difficult "if you have the tools".

I hope this information helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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