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pulling front axles

im replacing my front ujoints and i was wondering if there is anything that tolds them in, in the diff. i know the seal in knuckle comes out on the axle.

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They pull out, not just slide ya gotta "yank 'em"

But no clips or anything inside the pumpkin. I think it's the inner seal that's holding them.

Get the dust seals for the tube end and new knuckle seals/O-ring (especially if you're relying on vacuum hubs to work) and be sure to get U-joints with grease fitting in them...

You'll also have to get/make a driver for the Knuckle Seal to install it back in the Knuckle. How 'bout new needle brgs for the stub axle while you're in there?
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i got them out i looked it out online and form the info i need and i got all new seals and u joints with fitting, i also did the front springs cause one of them was snapped

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do you have a link on how to pull them

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2000 Ford F350 Super Duty Axle Removal Photo thats the link, and all i did was use a good size pry bar on the back of the knuckle and it came out

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thanks so once you get the hub assembly off whats next

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Once the hub is out you have to get the Knuckle Seal (w/ it's metal flanges) out of the Knuckle. I don't think it can be done without destroying it if it's been in there for awhile...

Now you'll have the clearance to be able to pull the U-Joint thru the hub so it's just a matter of applying enough force outward to overcome the inner seal and it'll draw right out!

Good info here -> http://seven.three.superdutypsd.com/...Joint_Write_Up

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