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Old December 5th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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you should have enough line 2 pull the shaft out
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Old January 8th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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you should have enough line 2 pull the shaft out
Enough brake line, but not enough clearance without disconnecting some of the steering linkage! :-( You actually have to pull the each swivel ball 3 or 4 inches out.
This method is probably still faster and cleaner than undoing all the swivel ball stuff. However, you need to make sure you do not damage the inside seal of the swivel..... On my truck the right side is probably damaged as it was leaking fluid once undone.
I did not have to remove the sway bar, I only had to drop/sway it (i.e. remove the bolts from the frame mounts) so allow the differential to slide out of the axle.
Now that I have been through it once, it would probably take me half the time....
And a 3rd member is heavy..... Almost hurt myself (or the diff)......
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Old January 8th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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And a 3rd member is heavy..... Almost hurt myself (or the diff)......
Use a floor jack and ballance the 3rd member on the jack cup by the flange.

Don't hurt yourself.
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I have yet to find anyone that agrees with me, but I think its easiest to unbolt the entire swivel from the end of the asle tube and slide it out.
I agree as well, that is the way we do it.

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Old January 8th, 2007, 03:17 PM
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I have yet to find anyone that agrees with me, but I think its easiest to unbolt the entire swivel from the end of the asle tube and slide it out.
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I agree as well, that is the way we do it.

Well.... I did not try the "other" method, but I agree that this one seems easier/cleaner/faster! :-)
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Old January 8th, 2007, 05:10 PM
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Out of curiosity as I have never done it that way, how much of a pain on the ass is it to get the axle back in into the diff? It seems that you won't really be able to shift the axle around to align it with the diff.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 06:49 PM
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I have not re-installed the axle end, but I have repositioned the half-shaft into the diff without much trouble (well.... I think I did! ;-) ). Probably a 30 seconds to 1 minute deal per side (the short side was very quick, the long side has more inertia so slightly more difficult)? Definitely much easier than I anticipated.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 06:58 PM
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And a 3rd member is heavy..... Almost hurt myself (or the diff)......
70lbs or so, and its a bitch to do, but it is doable without too much trouble. I couldn't get the floorjack trick to work as you have to wiggle the 3rd a bit to get it off the studs -- easier in the long run to have your wheaties and muscle it off. Next time I'll jack up the body first, though, to create a bit more working room underneath.
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Just did this yesterday.......


1) No need to disconnect any brake lines or remove calipers.... Front swivel housing to axle flange bolts are 14mm 12 point, (ratchet box end wrench helps).....just pull swivel housings with hubs and calipers out by 4" and support on blocks. (Use blue locktite when replacing)
2) Only need to disconnect the steering drag link and track rod ball joints on the passenger side
3) Unbolt the sway bar at the rubber bushings on the chassis and swing it down so the swaybar link on the passenger side clears the diff housing.
4) Unbolt the drive shaft from the diff flange.
5) unbolt the 3rd member and remove. I pulled mine out onto a cushion. Floor trolley Jack works well for rear, but front is a an angle and it's better just to lift it off. When all nuts removed you may need to jack up lightly on rear of diff to break gasket seal.
6) Use RTV when replacing, gasket not required on diff or swivel housings.

Less than a 3 hour job to swap 3rd member on front.
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