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Dana 30 axle shaft removal

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is there any way to remove the axle shafts out of the 30 without removing the 36mm hub bolt? i'm sure i've seen pictures where the whole assembly has come out as one piece.

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Re: Dana 30 axle shaft removal

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Re: Dana 30 axle shaft removal

Take the knuckle off as a unit?

Why not just take off the hub nut?
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Re: Dana 30 axle shaft removal

yes. there are 3 bolt that hold the hub on. you get at the from the back. Have fun..
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Re: Dana 30 axle shaft removal

yep, 12pt 12mm(i think)socket. 3 bolts. plus 2 for the brake caliper. really pretty easy.

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Re: Dana 30 axle shaft removal

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yep, 12pt 12mm(i think)socket. 3 bolts. plus 2 for the brake caliper. really pretty easy.

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13 mm if I'm not mistaken.

YJ,XJ,TJ, ZJ all come out real easy.

1. remove wheel
2. remove caliper by pulling two bolts from back side
3. remove 3 12 point 13mm bolts from backside of knuckle
4. pull Shaft out with the hub assembly.

NOTE, pulling the hub can be a serious PITA if it hasn't been out before. I've worked on two in one day, One fell out after remove the hub bolts, the other had to be beat out with a slap hammer and took about 30 minutes of beating cussing catching my breath and cussing some more.

When you do get them out, clean up both the hub and the knuckle and anti sieze it before putting it back together. that way next time they will fall out.
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Re: Dana 30 axle shaft removal

alright, thanks for all the help guys. sorry should have said i had already taken out those three hub bolts, and the caliper. i have already tried taking a slid hammer to one of them and it didn't move at all. gonna have some fun i guess [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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Re: Dana 30 axle shaft removal

get some PB Blaster and soak that hub and knuckle contact surface. and keep hammering. If you have a chisle, you can hammer that between the two to try and get it started to separate. Like I said, It's a bitch, and be sure to clean that contact area on botht he hub and the knuckle and Anti-Sieze it. then you won't have to go thru this again.
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