Question about 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
I can not get the hub off so that i can change the u joint
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: CHANGING BALL JOINTS
a balljoint removal tool is definately the proper way to remove the ball joints. harbour freight does carry them but there not the best tool provider. also if the ones your replacing aren't greaseable your better off putting greaseable fittings will defineatly make a difference.
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Posted on Jun 13, 2008
Not hard, you'll need a special socket to get the axle nut off and getting the bearing out of the spindle is usually a real chore. Since it sounds like the spindle is already out, you might be able to do it in a press.
To get the ball joints out of the spindle, drive them out with a hammer. If you need to get the ball joint out of the axle, strike the axle next to where the ball joint taper is with a large hammer. That will usually distort the axle material enough (for a split second) to let the tappered section loose.
Posted on May 20, 2009
can it not be done without removing the hub ?? dont think you can get hub off without removing the track control ball joint?do you have the right tools??
Posted on May 30, 2009
SOURCE: u-joint changing
Operation: Most universal joints are held in place with a combination of pressed fit with a snap ring and either a bearing plate, bearing strap or a U-bolt. Advice: Most universal joints have two bearing caps pressed into the driveshaft and use a snap ring either on the inside or outside of the bearing cap to hold it in place. Some manufacturers use injected plastic instead of a snap ring. The injected plastic holds the cap in place under normal conditions but will break free when pressure is applied during the removal process. The replacement universal joint will use a snap ring instead of the injected plastic. The other two bearing caps are usually held in place by either a bearing plate, bearing strap or a U-bolt all of which can be removed with a normal ratchet and socket or wrench. Occasionally you will find all four bearing caps using the press fit method. In these cases two of the bearing caps will be pressed into a flange that unbolts from the differential or a slip yoke that slides off of the transmission tail shaft.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
The drive shaft will need to be removed. Remove ujoint cap clips from yolk and shaft. Should be four all together.tap out the u joints.
Remove cap from new ujoint. place into yoke from outside. Slip ujoint inside, attach to cap. press ujoint into housing. do the same with drive shaft side. Dont forget to put the new clips provided, on the shaft and yolk
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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