How to pull rear axle on my 1988 f250 5.8l 4x4? Also; what is the best way to get a drum unstuck?

Asked by Mar 09, 2014 at 11:04 PM about the 1988 Ford F-250 STD Standard Cab 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Removing the Drum: It's part of the hub assembly. Remove the axle, the jamb nut, keeper, bearing nut, washer and outer bearing and then pull off the drum/hub assembly. You will most likely need a special socket to disassemble if not properly reassemble and properly preload the bearings. PS. Don't forget to pack the wheel bearings with grease before you reassemble them - the gear oil from the differential DOES NOT lubricate them!

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