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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-29-2002, 10:37 PM
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how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

ok i have to take the shafts out so i need to take the spindles off

i have every thing taken down to the spindles and we can't brake them free... we even nocked the break plate lugs out and sprayed the heck out of it with pb blast.

is there some sort of trick to getting thses spindles off

please help soon.
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Re: how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

It'll just take some effort. They sit slightly recessed into the knuckle, not just flush. You might try holding a block of wood against the spindle and hitting it with a BFH. Hit it from different directions. When it starts to move, slip a screwdriver between it and the knuckle and hit it toward the screwdriver. It should eventually come free. I like to put a light coat of grease on the spindle before I put it back together to keep it from rusting together again.
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Re: how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

You could also go to NAPA and get a spindle puller! I know they make them for a Dana 44 so I bet they would make them for a 30 to! Then alls you have to do is screw it on and take a wrench to the bolt in it and its off!
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Re: how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

thanks for the speed replys

its been soaked in pb blast for about 2.5 hours and i have been beating on it with wood on the spindle and the thing just wont budge. the pinion bearings are shot. and i only have 2 days before a week long 4-wheel drive trip. i hope to god i can get these darn spindles off so i can get to the inner and outer bearings of the pinion

anyone else know if there is a spinder puller for the dana 30??? i hope so

thanks guys.
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Re: how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

Check out this site www.completeoffroad.com I know they make one and it works on both a 44 and a 30 so try NAPA in the morning once you have it I would guess 10 minuts max per side!
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Re: how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

People will tell you to use a big club and beat it sideways, but I've had MUCH better results with a piece of pipe about 5 feet long. It slips over the spindle, and then I stand on the end, and jump if necessary. Then lift it up at the end and the spindle is loose. Then the screwdriver and club finishes the job. No muss, no fuss, no sweat.

The nice thing about the pipe is that it won't ruin the threads.
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you could try slipping a piece of pipe over it (make sure its a fairly snug fit) and use the pipe to put leverage on the spindle and pop it off. Use up-down front-back motions and it should work off. This may be safer than a BFH- tho I recently helped Change a DS steering joint on a friends 85 CJ-7. We used the BFH then. It worked fine
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Re: how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

you could try slipping a piece of pipe over it (make sure its a fairly snug fit) and use the pipe to put leverage on the spindle and pop it off. Use up-down front-back motions and it should work off. This may be safer than a BFH- tho I recently helped Change a DS steering joint on a friends 85 CJ-7. We used the BFH then. It worked fine

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Re: how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

I know this is a little late, but using a chisel and BFH always works for me. Use it where the 2 surfaces mate together. Some of us have made spindle pullers using old nuts, some pipe, and a slide hammer. Just weld the nuts inside the pipe, thread it on, and a couple of smacks, and it falls right off. Definitely a time saver.
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Re: how do i get the spindle off a dana 30

I went through the same thing on my '73. Use a small block of wood and a hand sledge. Front/back/top, it will move. It took my 30 minutes for one side. I left the 2 nuts on the spindle and put the wood on those.

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