how do you replce the u joint's on the front of a 1996 dodge ram 4wd truck

Asked by Sep 22, 2007 at 03:38 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

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remove tire brake caliper and hanger rotor wheelbearing (bolts inside) then shaft

the ujoints on the drive shaft if therw stock are 1330 on the driveline and if thers inside clips on yhe diferental saganaw 3105 1330-4800 p#s you also have a centering kit that rides on the pin on the ballstud when yoy take the ujoints out MARK EVERYTHING AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER THE SAME WAT IF IT HAS A FLANGE ITS ALSO SAG YOU HALFT TO GET A VICE AND A LONG WIDE socket

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to fit gust larger than thy u joint and a sledge hamer hit the socket put the cross on top of vice climp loosly so still free and hit thesombth hard to break the plastic inside holding the caps in the centering kit is a404 ckek the pin if under .495 then bad and half to replace the ball stud if you send it to driveshaftsuperstore in ph az il fix it for 30 per ujoint 45 for kit 60 for ballancing if i halfto replace ball stud 275 all new

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