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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2001, 11:28 AM
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Front axle u-joints

How much is involved in changing u-joints on a 10B front axle? I've got one on it's way out and figure I might as well do 'em both before it takes out any other parts when it breaks...

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2001, 09:03 PM
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Re: Front axle u-joints

its not too involved but there are many other thing you can do while in there when i do axle joints ( about every 3 to 4months) i clean and repack hubs and wheel bearings check balljoints stub shaft bearings brakes and all other components i can see at the time

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Re: Front axle u-joints

Do the 10 bolts use the 297X U joints? If they do, take a peak at the super dooper strength 297X U joints Jesse at High Angle Driveline is in the process of weeding the bugs out of. Super strength. Throw in some of those Warn Hub Fuses and you'd be set for big tires.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2001, 03:45 PM
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Re: Front axle u-joints

remove your hubs, remove your spindle nut and bearing then rotor. remove the 6 nuts holding the backing plate on. take a chisel or some similar item and try to work your spindle loose from the knuckle without damaging the surface where your rotor seal rides. After that the shaft will slide right out. the u-joints replace just like on a driveshaft. Check inside the back of the spindle, theres a small bearing in there that may be bad, if not be sure to put a little grease on it. If its bad they sell a little kit to replace it and a rubber seal on the stub shaft. It not real hard after you do it once.

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Re: Front axle u-joints

Thanks for the replies, just have never had the opportunity (laugh) to have to do 'em, and neede to have an idea how long it may take.

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