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Old 07-30-2009, 02:01 PM
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Question Dana 50 axle pivot bushing replacment

Hello , i was wondering what is involved in replacing the axle pivot bushings for the twin i beam front axle founbd in the f250s. I wanna know if i can get away without completely removing u bolts since i cut the end of the threads off to fit the socket when i installed the lift. whats the easiest way of pressing out the old busings and pressing in the new ones. DO NOT recomend swapping in a dana 60. hopefully that will down the road but for now this will have to do. I also bought prothane body mounts to replace as well so any tips would be aprreciated
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:36 AM
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i just did this a couple months ago.there is no need to take u-bolts out.i parked the truck on level ground and then put the jack underneath the axle arm.i then aplied abit of pressure with the jack to remove the stress on first bushing bolt i was doing.after that i removed the bolt,you may have to play with the jack for awhile to get it right so theres no pressure on the bolt.once you do the bolt will slide out.after the bolt is out,slowly lower the jack and the arm should follow.the leaf spring will only let it go so far but it should lower enough to clear the bushing from the bracket.once its clear you can take the old out.mine was very stubborn,i was able to work the actual bushing out but not the metal sleeve.to get that out u had to cut it up with a saw zaw,then use a hammer and a small pry bar to pop it out.once i had it out,the new ones went in pretty easily.once i got them started,i used a hammer and worked them in.when there in,lift the arm back up with the jack.mine aligned pretty quick and i was able to slide the bolt back through.tighten it down and one side is done.repeat for the other side.so theres no need to take anything else apart.pretty straight forward,but as we all know nothing goes as planned.so just take your time and work smart.sorry if this hard to read but goodluck. brian
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wait you are 4wheel drive right? these directions are for 4 wheel drive,im not sure if there the same on a 2wd.
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yea mine is 4x4 thanks for the information
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