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08 F350 ball joint replacement

I am currently in the process of changing my ball joints, I have the vehicle apart but I cannot get the front axle out.... I don't know if there is a special tool I am supposed to use. any help would be greatly appreciated
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They should just pull out, if not their may be a retaining clip inside the diff. Hopefully someone else can chime in with more help. I haven't ever had to do BJs on a super duty yet.

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stuck on the seal get a long prybar 4-6 ft pry between axle housing and axle shaft knuvkle has to be straight good luck you need tool for a axle seal pita to install if damaged = vacuum leak and 4 x 4 problems
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ok, Thanks this is exactly what I needed to know, 6ft prybar is alot of torque, I was afraid I would damage something. are you saying I should put the prybar in between the cv joint or at the end were the axle shaft goes in the the casing
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Yes, get behind the axle shaft ears where the U joints are. Right where the shaft enters the axle tube.

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