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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jaysonsk5, Dec 15, 2005.
how do you get a front 44 shortside shaft out?
any one got a trick? is this a pain to do? help
remove wheel, then locking hub, spindle nuts, calliper and pads, rotor/hub combo, backing plate, spindle, pull out shaft, done.
and if it's broke at the spline all ^^^^ plus a magnet
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? thanx
anyone? got tips for me? who has done this?
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.
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.
get the broken parts out with a magnet
thanx, are you talking about one of them extendable ones? are they strong?
Yeah. I've even taped a magnet to a rod and such
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??
Junkyard or look in the classified section here.
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.
the magnet thing works slick. yes it was twisted off at the splines on the inner shaft.
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