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Spindle removal

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by juggernaut, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. juggernaut

    juggernaut Member
    Messages: 84

    I have a 1995 F-150 4x4. I was wondering how do you remove the spindles on the Dana 44 TTB front axle. I took everything off including the five or six spindle bolts (cant remember how many) and the damn thing wont come off, I tried tapping, pounding, penetrating oil and an air chisel and it hasn't budged. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    You are on the right track. Those sons of @%&8#5$ are a @$^*$!!! They will come apart. Sorry, that is all I can tell ya. Good Luck.
  3. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    You have to spray the daylights out of the spindles where they meet the steering knuckle. Then, wrap the spindle with a towls and pound the daylights out of it with a sledge. Hit it in all directions, not just on top. When you do get it off, clean it up with some fine sandpaper and solvent. When you are ready to put it back together, use anti-sieze to keep it from sticking again.
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I had to pound the heck out of my f-250 to get it off. I mushroomed the stud on the ball joint. But, not to worry 5 minutes with the Handy dandy air cut off and it landed on the floor. If the joints need pressed, don't even bother trying to do with a rental tool. I took it to NAPA. Three hours and $25 later the spindle was ready to bolt back in. Do not use heat either, you will change the harding on the spindle,which is bad.