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Old 01-06-2011, 03:09 AM

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Need help replacing front universal joints

I am trying to replace the front universal joints between the axle and hub. I have a 1995 F-350. I got the manual locking part of the hub off and the rotor. I am trying to get the rest of the hub off and the shield that’s behind that. I sprayed WD-40 on it and hit it for an hour and it never budged. With the axle still there, it does not look like the ball joints on the knuckle will clear their holes. Is the inner part of the hub and the shield suppose to come off, then pull the spindle, u-joint and axle shaft through the knuckle?
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:29 AM
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Here's a good ball-joint repair thread. It covers pulling the axle pretty well (you can ignore the tie rod & ball joint stuff)

Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure |

The axle & U-Joint do pull through the knuckle but you have to remove the Knuckle Seal, and destroy it in the process. A new one costs as much as the U-Joint

You will also have to make yourself a tool to drive the new one in.

Ford Super Duty Knuckle Seal Tool - AKA OTC 6695 |

Here's a good write-up on pulling the Ft hub (you have to go deeper in though).

Welcome to guzzle's 4x4 Needle Bearing Maintenance Web Page

That should get you started!
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