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Old 05-31-2014, 07:08 AM
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Do you really need to mess around with the balljoint and knuckle to get the halfshaft to come out? I'm replacing driver side front bearing and have seen a YouTube video where guy simply prys the axle forward toward the hub and it slides right out. Anyone done this on their own in their driveway? Wish I had a friggin shop hoist.
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You don't HAVE to pull the upper balljoint but I tell ya, it save a whole lot of headache if you do. I've done it both ways and I will always pull the upper balljoint now, easily saves me an hour of f-ing around and less potential damage to the CV joint.
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As CdnoilRAM said, it is not required but sometimes makes life easier.

Being from Canada, you most likely need an air hammer or regular hammer to shock the axle out of the hub, and than to get the hub assembly out of the spindle.
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What if your truck has spacers? They need to come off to get the hub off?
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Spacers for the wheels, yes they have to come off.
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What if your truck has spacers? They need to come off to get the hub off?
If it's one of the 1+" billet spacers that's bolted to the lugs then no it doesn't have to come off as long as you can get to the axle nut to remove it.
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