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How do i remove front end?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jerris, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Dec 7, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    jerris

    jerris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    can any help guide me to getting the front end out of my truck i am going to re gear it? im not sure how to remove te axles from the diff so i can pull it out.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I'd say the easiest way would be:
    -Break loose the lug nuts
    -Jack up front of truck, put stands under frame rails to support it.
    -remove front tires
    -loosen the bolts that hold the lower UCA ball joint to the knuckle
    -pop out the inner shaft of the CVs from the differential by lightly prying between the shaft and differential(I think they're just held in with a clip on the shaft, if anyone knows different, help me out here) and swinging the knuckle out.
    -remove any wiring to the diff, and the bolts that hold the diff in place while supporting the diff with a floor jack to lower it down.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  4. Dec 7, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    mjp2

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    Pretty much. I've always removed the axle from the spindle before removing the differential end. Just easier to maneuver everything that way. The outer axle has a 35mm nut that you'll have to remove.

    Drain the differential before removing the axles or you'll have a mess on your hands. And unfortunately, prying is the only way to get those axles out. They're really not difficult to remove but getting the right leverage can be a hassle. Just stick with it. When you get aggravated, take a beer break and then get back into it.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    jerris

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    thanks what is a SST?
     
  6. Dec 7, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    cmack

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    Use hammer.




















    Just kidding, DO NOT USE A HAMMER!!!
     
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