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front drive shaft removal ..help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by elite1msmith, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    hey guys , we have a truck with a broken front yoke... so we are trying to remove the front drive shaft and run in 2wd if we need to plow tonight , which i think we will

    we removed the yoke/u joint from the diff

    we removed the 4 bolts that hold the drive shaft to the t case

    i have an online PDF ,repair manuel and it says to remove those 4 bolts and it should come off

    but its still stuck on there, we are using pry bars and hammmers, with no luck

    help ? please?
  2. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    is this 96 Dodge 2500? Please post what truck you have problem. It will help everyone know what truck you talk about. How I know it dodge because need hunt your old thread to see if it was Ford or Dodge or Chevy. Thank

    I have remove that driveshaft on front axle because bent from car accident. Now I know what you talk about., I just put pipe on it then go down then it come off. make sure those [​IMG] what you see that one you can pull driveshaft down it would pull u joint out yoke.

    if you remove that u bolt on u joint and it still stuck. it possible it rust to it. What I do
    is heat on it then use hammer to whack then it would off.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008
  3. Spitz

    Spitz Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    If its the style like above put a prybar between the large nut (pinion nut) and the u-joint and that usually works.. If its the 4 bolt flange style it should come off with a hammer, if not a chisel works good to split the two down the seam.
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    heat it and beat it. don't mess up the good side.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    You will need to pry the shaft together to give clearance for it to drop out.
  6. russ130

    russ130 Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    You don't have your front hubs locked do you?
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    hey guys , a BFH did the trick