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Old 08-09-2009, 07:29 PM
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How do i take my front axel shaft out?

i recently put in a set of greaseable MOOG ball joints and the u joint popped one of the zerks off. Im changing all my fluids and the only one left is the front differential. While i have it all apart im gonna put another zerk in where i broke the other one off but i need to pull the axel to get an ez out in there to get whats left of the old zerk out.

A link to some pics would be awesome but if not i can follow direction pretty good.

Also any tips on what to do so i dont break em off again?
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:51 PM
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someone has to know this.... bump
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ya im interested also. I need ball joints but am kinda scared to taking on this job.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:19 PM
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OP did you mean u joints?
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good writeup for ball joint replacement. can be for pulling axles too.

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Old 08-09-2009, 10:25 PM
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thanks John Wayne.
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:41 PM
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wow thats quite a job. Prob just gonna have les schwab do mine. 570 including alignment.
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It snapped the upper ball joint grease fitting off didn't it? The top ball joint (I bought MOOGS) came with a plug that has a low profile to clear the U-joint in the front axle and also had a 90 degree grease fitting. There was no way it would have fit. I put the plug in and then when I do my oil changes I thread it out and thread in my fitting, grease it up and swap them back out. It appears that this is how they intended it to be done and it doesn't take that much work.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:01 AM
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It snapped the upper ball joint grease fitting off didn't it? The top ball joint (I bought MOOGS) came with a plug that has a low profile to clear the U-joint in the front axle and also had a 90 degree grease fitting. There was no way it would have fit. I put the plug in and then when I do my oil changes I thread it out and thread in my fitting, grease it up and swap them back out. It appears that this is how they intended it to be done and it doesn't take that much work.
-Aaron
thats what ill probally do. what i dont get it that it did good on the driver side but poped it off on the passanger.... i may just swap out the driver side as well and just plug it.... thanks for the info
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