Replacing the 1/2 Shaft !... How hard is it?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Clapper&Company, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,399

    My 1995, Chevy 2500 4wd 350eng

    I need to replace the pass side 1/2 Shaft. :help:

    It looks like once you unbolt it and Unbolt the Big Nut on the Hub it should slide right out.
    That wouldnt be very hard to do at all.


    I was told you have to pull the whole Hub??

    Any one got any insight about this project????

    Thanks
     
  2. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Yup, just unbolt it from the diff. (6 bolts) and remove the nut on the spline end. Just replaced the left one in my 96 K2500. You may need to turn the wheel one way or the other and remove the stabilizer link for clearence. GOOD trucks:nod:
    You don't need to remove the whole hub. The shaft is splined thru the hub.
     
  3. BREAULT69

    BREAULT69 Member
    Messages: 97

    30 minute job, gotta luv GM. A little loctite on reassembly doesn't hurt.
     
  4. OP
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    Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,399

    Ok thanks guys!

    It looked like thats all you had to do!

    But I was told it was a real PITA and u had to pull the hub!
     
  5. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    ive done 2 this year, bolts on shaft, axle nut, remove upper ball joint, ( buy a new one a head of time ) lower shock mount.,, cost bout $125 and bout 2 hours...
     
  6. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    FYI the axle nut should be a 36mm, if I remember right.
     
  7. OP
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    Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,399

    I got it done today!

    It was EZ