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01-09-2011, 05:15 PM
Anybody ever do one? I'm having a hard time removing the 3 bolts that go in from the back into the hub/bearing assembly by the CV boot. Even the shortest of the short socket still hits the CV joint. Is there a special trick for these things?

2005 1500 4wheel drive :thumbsup

Prince Valiant
01-09-2011, 05:26 PM
Done it on a 2wd...so didn't have to deal with a the CV joints. PM plum crazy...he's a mopar tech and an excellent resource for a question like this.

Is there a center nut on there that you can back out and tap the axle so it backs out and gives you clearance?

Plum Crazy
01-09-2011, 06:51 PM
take the CV shaft nut off and push the CV shaft thru the hub, it wont go all the way, but it will give you clearance to remove the bolts. The shaft may need some persuading to go in. Screw the axle nut back on flush with the shaft and hit it with a hammer. We usually use an air hammer and put a pointed bit in the center of the axle to move it. If you gots any more questions, shoot me a PM.

01-09-2011, 06:54 PM
Thanks! I appreciate it!

01-09-2011, 08:12 PM
I had a pulley tool that I wraped around the hub and pressed the axle in with. Worked like a charm. Otherwise the axle wanted to keep pushing back out too far, the pulley tool held it in while I wrenched the bolts.

Thanks for the help guys.

Prince Valiant
01-09-2011, 08:18 PM
Now the hard part..getting that hub out, lol...

Plum Crazy
01-09-2011, 08:23 PM
Now the hard part..getting that hub out, lol...

Yup, i hope he's got a good hammer and some strength

01-09-2011, 09:13 PM
5 pounder LOL

01-09-2011, 09:26 PM
I've changed many GM ones with nothing but a MAPP torch, an 18mm wrench, a 1/2" chisel, and a 3lb hammer. I've had decent luck with turning the steering wheel also. PBB'laster helps but something that is an interference fit made of dissimilar metals pretty much points towards "oh bother". Can't say that it is particularly enjoyable.

Prince Valiant
01-09-2011, 10:27 PM
I used an air hammer with good results on a sebring....

The 2wd I did it took maybe 4 or 5 good hits with a hammer and it fell out...

01-10-2011, 05:03 AM
Yup, i hope he's got a good hammer and some strength

PB Blaster took care of it ;)
and my 4lb. hammer. :headbang

01-10-2011, 07:26 AM
I just did my buick last week and couldn't figure out why they bolted thru the back instead of threading the rear and bolting thru the front they even put access holes in the hub from the front lol. I had to drop lower ball joint and pull the whole axel out cause the top bolt was stripped.