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help changing out front axle shafts D44

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pornorob, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. pornorob

    pornorob 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering if there is a step by step how to on how to replace the axles in my d44. if not could anyone tell me atleast what special tools I will have to aquire before I start and what problems are common while doing this. Also will I nee to get any new bearing or seals. This is my first time messing with the front end so any info would be helpful. THanx
     
  2. dremu

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    It's much like doing a ball joint swap -- you gotta yank the axles for that -- so searching on that swap will get you lots of info.

    You'll need the magic four-nub socket (local Autozone/CSK/Napa has them) to do the lock ring and some Allen (hex) wrenches and snap ring pliers to remove the locking hub; everything else is your usual socket set stuff.

    -- A
     
  3. xnoahx

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    yep, what dremu said, you basicly remove everything from the steering knuckle. Only special tool you really need is that hub nut socket. If you pick up a service manual for your truck it will give you a good overview of it and be a handy investment for later on.
     

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