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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Alright im trying to replace the axle in my dana 44. I have everything off except for the spindle. i have been beating the area where the studs are for about 1hour with a hammer and its not freaking moving at all. hmmm I tried putting a screw driver in between where the spindle and knuckle connect, i've only gotten it to move a lil bit. any tips?
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    rubber mallet.
     
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    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    there is a special 4wd tool you can get at most auto stores...i would reccomoend getting a combo one, made for 1/2-1 ton axles...it will save you money if you go to a 14bff or d60. it looks like a overgrown socket with little teeth on the end.
     
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    Got one at local NAPA part #K-D 3246. {the first one they sold me was wrong so check package for part# and applications}
     
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    if he is talking about the spindle itself like it sounds like, there are just a few nuts, undo those and tap the spindle with a rubber mallet, side to side, and pull.
     
  6. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey. yeah im talking about the spindle.. haha rubber mallet? i've been beating mine with a hammer for about 1hr and its not moving..... this is what im talking about..
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    spray some penetrating lube on it and let it sit for a while. then go beat it with a "rubber" mallet....if you can, put a flat head between it and the knuckle and pry it off...
     
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    spindle

    O yea the spindle your right. :bow:
     
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    yeah have fun,, haha. I usually drive the spindle studs out the other side of the knuckle(give each a quick whack on the tip with a block of wood and a hammer). However I can't remember if you need to remove the knuckle to reinstall them afterwards. Been a long time since I messed with a 44.
     
  10. sweetk30

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    take a 4-5 lb dead blow hammer to the area inbetween the bearing seats. some work it will come loose. if it comes out just a bit slide a chisle in the gap and hit oposit side to help pop it out. good luck.
     
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    I sually just take a rubber mallet and hit the part right next to the threads a few times. Then grab it with 2 hands and just start shaking it(haha :haha: ) until it starts to come off.
     
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    They have a spindle attatchment for a slide hammer, it would take all of 20 seconds to get it off that way..
    It looks like this and has a multi threaded opening.

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