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Old 11-02-2011, 08:17 AM
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Thanks for the great replies. Okie, that reminds me of when I had to replace a thermostat in the apartment parking lot in college. Got everything apart only to find that the store had sold me the wrong part. Had to put it back together to drive back to the parts store and start all over.
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I think the only special tool you'll need is a 1&11/16 socket, and something of substance to turn it, & you 'll need to grind the wall thickness down to get it in to turn the spindle nut. In addition to checking the bearing, (WITH the tire still on), I would consider the status of the shocks, they are a real SOB to change, if you're in the rusty part of the world, once you're in that deep and have a torch, may as well change em. Your rotor dust shields are probably shot, or will be, after you get after the axle joints. I'd look on ebay for a pair of them. the entire job would be greatly simplified if you have oxygen/ acyetlene equipment, particularly the axle joints and shocks... Definately invest in anti seize, in case theres ever the need to open up that part of your truck again, I like the jars of stuff, not toothpaste tubes. I would consider finding a friend with a torch, to help ease the axle joint cups off, never good to beat the snot outta the yokes, plus, remember the clips, remove em from the cups before attempting removal. It's a good thing to check the rear joint on the front driveshaft before winter, too, its a giant POS to fix once winter is here, flop it around and see if theres ANY slop in it. You'll know its seriously shot if you get a vibration in 4wd mode on the road, or something squeaks like crazy, not a bad job to change, IF you have access to oxy/ acyetlene and you don't have to lay in a snowdrift to remove, install the shaft...
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My point exactly. The job is easily done with a garage full of toys...errr tools and way more difficult with the minimum basics.
I destroyed my dust shields for my rotors and never replaced them. In the dessert they were always catching rocks which squeaked against the rotors. They also hold mud, but do keep heavy rainwater off them.

I need to inspect my front shaft as well.
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