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




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James Weddington: What was your total time to complete the work?

Adamz678: Sounds like NBA music when your taking the hub off with the wedge and hammer. lol

Ryan Skare: hub puller, hub puller!!

Anthony Romero: nice how many pounds did it take to take off the axle nut on the impact wrench

Thomas Johnson: Very helpful indeed. thanks bud.

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.

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.
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