Dodge Ram Front Axle U Joint And Hub Replacement How To 4x4 4 Wheel Drive




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sheena griffin: What size socket did you use for the axle?

cubcadet1983: Made it look easy. Hahahahaha I told my wife to wear eye protection when she beats it off. She called me a asshole. Hahahahahahaha

Harry Mingo: You don't need to take the castle nut off. Get the caliper off loosen the bolts that hold the wheel bearing on the steering knuckle and hit them with a hammer. Pull the entire axle with the wheel bearing and change the U joint.  Much easier.

ssb031: I would suggest getting a hub puller ..... they're cheap & worth every penny.....used mine a bunch of times, better than chisels & screwdrivers......but still, well done gentlemen. 

dillon14dj: Mine makes clunking sounds when i put it in 4wd.. is that a bad u joint? scratch tht have replace u joints still clunks

MadDuck RC (Gary Maddux): I looked up how long this would take.and this was the first video that popped up. Good thing too cuz I have a 97 1500 dodge.

K Osgood: Oops. You used a 1 3/4 not a 1 11/16. I made the same mistake. 

victorpapaavp: Curious is this works for both axles on the front? I've got two U joints, not quite as much play, but they're going to need replacement... Definitely a lot simpler than I expected though! Also, do you have any tips for servicing the front Diff? I need to crack mine open and figure out why it whines when I engage the 4wd. After a few minutes, I assume after it has heated up, it starts groaning. Any ideas? Thanks for sharing this vid!

jakewoodstock: little hint that saves a lot of hammering, if you leave the bolts in the hub just remove them about a quarter to a half an inch you can then tap the bolts instead of wedging something in the front side.
      good video none the less.

RANDYS Worldwide Automotive, Inc.: Tech Video Friday!  This week we found a great video to show you how to replace the front axle u joint and hub on a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD.

Avason1: Nice Video brother!

racegunz: I just did this job, and thanks for the video, the tip down on the comments to use a short extension on the three bolts holding the hub on and using the steering to pop it out of the steering knuckle worked great. a 1-11/16" socket is used to remove the large spindle lock-nut I broke my best breaker bar trying to remove mine and eventually drove it off with an impact only to destroy the threads on the nut I was able to dress the threads on the spindle on my lathe, lock nut found at Dodge dealers

Oldsmob455: Clean up the knuckle and hub and the bolts should draw it on no problem.

p228Alex: how do you get the hub back on? will the three bolts pull it back on if you tighten them each little by little, moving between them, so you don't bind it up?

Oldsmob455: It might be called the steering knuckle.

miguel armendariz: Hi this is probably a dumb question but i need to replace the whole hub assembly but i don't know what the name of the part the hub is mounted to is called i've tried looking up hub mount to no avail please help. what is the part the hub is attached to called?

Oldsmob455: It's called a ball peen hammer and your not going to break your caliper by tapping it off. It'snot that delicate. 2nd, that nut was big enough that there was no 6 point socket in the set, run what ya brung and get it done. 3rd, I've seen many a hub in the rust belt that a puller just isn't going to remove. Don't be sorry, constructive feedback is always welcome.

robj1943: Okay, don't take this as lack of appreciation in your posting this video. It's nice to see you have a lift, however, to use the wrong socket, and then immediately follow it up by hitting the caliper with a ball-pin hammer is a no, no. That's a real good way to break it, soft-blow hammer or pry it off with a pry bar or large screwdriver. On hard-to-break bolts or nuts, you don't use 12pt sockets, unless you want to round it off like you did the hub nut. Use a puller to remove the hub, sorry ...

Tom Powell: You didn't replace the hub

Craig Niles: hey man i had a ? yesterday i was mudding and my 4x4 went out now it just clunks when put in 4x4 or when i turn sharp and hit bumps what could it be?
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