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C v joint in way of putting spindle in after changing ball joints

C v joint in way to put spindle back on. 1994 chevy 3500 pick up

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If you cant slide the spindle back in place because cv joint is in the way , you dont have your axle pushed in far enough, while you are pushing on axle ,slightly
spin it and you will feel a bumping sensation,that is the splines in the differential and when they line up the axle will slide in place and then you can bolt the spindle on...Hope I helped

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  • Unscrew and remove the two bolts holding the caliper to the mounting bracket. The bolts run through the caliper from the engine side. Remove the caliper, but do not let it hang by its hose.

  • Use a wrench to take the nut off of the lower ball joint. Insert the ball joint removal tool in between the spindle and the lower control arm. Hit the tool with the hammer until the ball joint comes loose.

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  • Insert the pry bar between the inner CV joint and the transmission. Use a fast yank on the pry bar to pry the CV joint from the transmission.

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