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Old 05-22-2005, 01:29 PM
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I am removing the rear shaft and after I pull the 4 bolts its just sitting there. DO I need to wack the hell out of it for it so slide off the rear dif?


 
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do you mean the axles?
 
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:35 PM
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yes sorry rear drive shaft from the trans to the rear diferential.

Got the rear 4 bolts out of the drive shaft but the shaft wont come off the differential. Wondering if i missed something or is the rust holding it up. With the 4 bolts gone the drive shaft should just drop down and thats that.

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Old 05-22-2005, 01:40 PM
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after you pull the u-bolts out and the caps off, it should just come right out. give it a little upward pressure and it'll pop loose. It's not pressed in or anything.
 
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:46 PM
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Ill try that.

I wish autozone whould have had the damn repair manual when I placed my order last month.

They were out.

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Old 05-22-2005, 02:20 PM
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Sweet I got it out.

The problem was the truck was on a slight hill and the rear axle was putting some pressure on the driveshaft.

I had to block the front wheels and use my floor jack to raise the rear pumpkin.

After the tension was off the driveshaft a sharp wack on the shaft and it fell down.

I was just worried I was missing something when my first couple wacks did nada.

Anyhow thx steve
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:40 PM
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oh man, hope you didnt wack it too hard, it's balanced... usually if you wiggle it a bit it'll break free... did you get it all back together? Why did you pull it?
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 09:24 PM
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u joints squeaking they were shot. And I used a rubber mallet.



 
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