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Old 11-27-2009, 11:50 PM
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I have a 1996 ram1500, 4 wheel drive with a bad u joint on the drivers side front wheel what all do I have to do to replace is it a real pain in the butt or not to bad I turn wrench for everything else but have never changed one of these yet
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Not hard to do at all. Might as well change both sides while you are at it. Are yours greasable? If not, look for some with grease zircs in them.
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Yes it's gonna be a pain . Hardest part is getting the bearing/hub assembly off . We have a Chrysler tech on here . I will have to see if he has any tricks . I will let you know .
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ah no...just get a puller and it's all good.
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Doesn't look like hes on line right now . I'm sure he'll be on here later or tomorrow . I've done several . The hub just gets frozen in the spindle and takes alot to get it loose .
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What do ya do when that happens?
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Lot of banging with a maul or sledge hammer , slide hammer , heat , etc... Have done several bearings in 4x4's . Not a ten minute job .
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Lot of banging with a maul or sledge hammer , slide hammer , heat , etc... Have done several bearings in 4x4's . Not a ten minute job .
In areas where salt is used in large quanities.....Your right Tom..... We snap
the screw shaft on the puller OTC with Snap on screw shaft id say 1 out of 4
Wheel brearings....Never Seize does not help much on the seat area on the bearings.
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ugh...snapped screw shafts on the puller? Had that happen to me once...pulling the crank pulley off of a 5.7L HEMI...sick feeling as that screw shaft was inside the snout of the pulley.

So they are really that bad always or is it just in salty, corrosive environments???
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ugh...snapped screw shafts on the puller? Had that happen to me once...pulling the crank pulley off of a 5.7L HEMI...sick feeling as that screw shaft was inside the snout of the pulley.

So they are really that bad always or is it just in salty, corrosive environments???
They are that bad all the time . Haven't done a easy one yet .
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