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Old 07-22-2013, 09:02 PM
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Drivers side spindle "play"

Ive been having 4wd issues for a while. Basically it sounds like im pushing a plow on dry pavement. Ive replaced the auto lockout as well as the hub/wheel bearing on the drivers side. 2 main issues- there is a little bit of slop in the spindle when I remove the lockout , passemger side has no slop, and it seems that the drivers side isnt locking in. Any ideas out there? Thanks in advance for the help!

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if there is slop in the stub shaft and the bearing is fresh the u joint is bad
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if there is slop in the stub shaft and the bearing is fresh the u joint is bad
Thanks for the info! I'm going to replace the ujoints probably this weekend. 2nd question-on the lockout side of the wheel bearing there is a nut/washer/split ring. Shouldn't those all be tight or should you be able to spin them around freely?
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Whoa, whoa, whoa,,,,, easy there

Replacing the Ft U-Joints is an expensive thing to do (because the Knuckle Seals cost more than the joints...) and is Not something you want to do unnecessarily. In our trucks, the ft axles are unsupported at the end of the axle tube. This means if you go to the U-joint there, with everything assembled and on the ground, it moves a LOT. Much more than most people expect. Similarly, the Stub Axle, without the hub offering any support to the end will "wiggle" an surprising amount. This Does NOT, necessarily, mean you have a problem.

You can check that joint in a couple of ways. First look for rust at the bottom side of the cups (rusty needles give off that color there). Next, lock the system and jack-up the tire and rotate it back & forth and look for slop between the cross and yoke. Finally, a joint with a "bind" (as opposed to slop) can act like a stuck kingpin and when aligned up & down (with the balljoints) the cross and cups make the tire occasionally hard to return-to-center when driving (if you suspect this, pop the tie rod free from the hub and wiggle the tire as if you were turning with the joint aligned that way)

But, do Not just "go in there" because the spindle moves around some

Also, those washers are often put back wrong and shouldn't have much play between them. Look at this link -> Welcome to guzzle's 4x4 Needle Bearing Maintenance Web Page

For the U-Joint change, this one -> 2004 F250 Front Axle U-Joint Replacement

Without a press -> https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/9PpR-DcRV08%26hl

And, even though this a a Ball Joint link, it has some Great pics of what it looks like apart -> Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure | Superdutypsd.com
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