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Dana 60 Axle U-Joint Replace Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1-ton, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Does anybody know how far does the axle have to be torn down, in order to replace the U-joints on my Dana 60 axle shafts? Would I have to tear it down to the steering knuckles, or could the u-joints be replaced just by removing the tires and hubs?
     
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    You need to remove the tires, hubs, wheel bearing adjusting nuts, hub/rotor assemblies and then the backing plate and spindle.

    Basically, as you stated, down to the steering knuckles.

    As a plus, you can ditch the stupid spash shields while you're in there.

    5-806x for the non greasables
    SPL55-4x for the greasables

    Not worth it to half ass this project. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks Tim. A lot of people may give you sh!t, but you do know your Wheelers.
     

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