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broken axle shaft

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jaysonsk5, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. jaysonsk5

    jaysonsk5 1/2 ton status

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    how do you get a front 44 shortside shaft out?:confused:
    any one got a trick? is this a pain to do? help:confused:
     
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    remove wheel, then locking hub, spindle nuts, calliper and pads, rotor/hub combo, backing plate, spindle, pull out shaft, done.
     
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    and if it's broke at the spline all ^^^^ plus a magnet
     
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    i guess that i should have said that i think it is the inner shaft cuz(with the case in 2wd and the hubs unlocked) when i spin the drive shaft the long side turns while the short side is still. the joint and shafts look good,but do not turn with the drive shaft. i just put a new shaft in after i killed the last one so i know how it comes apart. i'm just not shure how to get the broken parts out of the axle tube?:confused: thanx

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    anyone? got tips for me? who has done this?
     
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    Have you tried turning the short side and seeing if the driveshaft turns? Every open diff I have tried, one side will turn while the other stays still, or turns backwards, so you may not have a problem.
     
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    yup did that. think that it is broke. but i have to go into the O.R on on monday. so i have to wait to take it apart.
     
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    get the broken parts out with a magnet
     
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    thanx, are you talking about one of them extendable ones? are they strong?
     
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    Yeah. I've even taped a magnet to a rod and such
     
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    My short axle looks the same, my splines were clean, im wondering where the hell to get a new Short shaft its out of a 91 2500 sub, i believe 30 spline?, i called my friend that works at a dealership and he cant find a replacement for me, i just need something cheap that will put me back into 4wd. any suggestions??
     
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    Junkyard or look in the classified section here.

    Ira
     
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    Yep 30 spline. 89 and up straight axle trucks. Best place to get one is look in the forsale section or become a member and post a wanted add.
     
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    the magnet thing works slick. yes it was twisted off at the splines on the inner shaft.
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