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Does anyone have or can recommend a video for a front axle replacement. Much appreciated 馃檪
 

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I don't have a video, but these are the steps I have used.
1. Remove wheel and use an impact to undo axle nut at the hub.
2. Remove the brake caliper and brake line securing screws on the upper a-arm. Relocate caliper out of the way.
3. Take the lower shock mounting bolt out of the upper a-arm and disconnect tie rod end.
4. I prefer to remove the four bolts that hold the upper and lower a-arms at the frame. This allows the whole "knee" (upper a-arm, steering knuckle, lower a-arm) to be pulled out quickly and easily leaving the front axle sticking out of the diff.
5. Convince the axle to leave the diff by gently prying or a good yank. I have done it both ways.
6. I use a piece of wood and hammer to gently drive the new axle, with retaining clip, to be fully seated in the front diff.
7. Put it back together.

I am sure there are other methods, but this doesn't require undoing any ball joints. Hope this helps.
 

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I don't have a video, but these are the steps I have used.
1. Remove wheel and use an impact to undo axle nut at the hub.
2. Remove the brake caliper and brake line securing screws on the upper a-arm. Relocate caliper out of the way.
3. Take the lower shock mounting bolt out of the upper a-arm and disconnect tie rod end.
4. I prefer to remove the four bolts that hold the upper and lower a-arms at the frame. This allows the whole "knee" (upper a-arm, steering knuckle, lower a-arm) to be pulled out quickly and easily leaving the front axle sticking out of the diff.
5. Convince the axle to leave the diff by gently prying or a good yank. I have done it both ways.
6. I use a piece of wood and hammer to gently drive the new axle, with retaining clip, to be fully seated in the front diff.
7. Put it back together.

I am sure there are other methods, but this doesn't require undoing any ball joints. Hope this helps.
Thank you for taking the time and responding with detail. 馃憤
 

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I don't have a video, but these are the steps I have used.
1. Remove wheel and use an impact to undo axle nut at the hub.
2. Remove the brake caliper and brake line securing screws on the upper a-arm. Relocate caliper out of the way.
3. Take the lower shock mounting bolt out of the upper a-arm and disconnect tie rod end.
4. I prefer to remove the four bolts that hold the upper and lower a-arms at the frame. This allows the whole "knee" (upper a-arm, steering knuckle, lower a-arm) to be pulled out quickly and easily leaving the front axle sticking out of the diff.
5. Convince the axle to leave the diff by gently prying or a good yank. I have done it both ways.
6. I use a piece of wood and hammer to gently drive the new axle, with retaining clip, to be fully seated in the front diff.
7. Put it back together.

I am sure there are other methods, but this doesn't require undoing any ball joints. Hope this helps.
Be sure to refill diff with oil.
 
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