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Need help with Knuckle removal 03 F250

Hello,
I am new to this site and could really use some help on how to remove the steering knucle on my F250.

TRUCK SPECS
2003 F250 4x4 7.3 4 door 150,000 miles


THE PROBLEM:
When I engage 4x4, driver side front axle/ drive shaft area makes a clunking noise.

DIAGNOSIS:
I believe that the bearing that goes through front drive shaft driver side and sits in axle housing went bad. I have it all apart right now and when I lift up and down or side to side I has alot of play lifting at the CV/ u joint area on drver side front axle 4x4 drive shaft.

WHATS BEEN DONE SO FAR:
I removed wheel and tire, rotor , calipar, hub, dive spindal, rock gaurd and now I am left with steering knuckle. I tried to pull out driver side front axle drive shaft through knuckle but there is a metal plate/ gaurd of some sort that will not make it through hole in steering knuckle. Then I poped both upper and lower ball joints thinking that if I removed steering knocle drive shaft would come right out so I could put on new bearing on drive shaft.


I talked with a couple of local mechanics but they could not give me a real clear anwser on how to replace the bearing. Also do I need to disconect anything inside front pumkin to be able to slide out drive shaft ? Please let me know, need to have my transportation back.


Thanks Michael

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Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure | Superdutypsd.com

Take a gander through this and see if anything helps...

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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Ford Super Duty Ball Joint Replacement Procedure | Superdutypsd.com

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Thanks for the help . The only thing that still throws me off is that flat metal gaurd/ dust cover that is on mine but not on the one in those pics. You did anwser my question . I guess i will just try and pound it through the steering knuckle.

Thanks again Layson
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Did you ever figure out the flat metal gaurd on the back side of the steering knuckle. Im having the same problem now.
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