So I'm assuming you have a later 2000 year model withOUT vacuum hubs?
Here is how I do it.
Block rear tires
Loosen lugs nuts slightly and loosen the axle nut while on the ground (I forget the axle nut size, 1 1/4" seems familiar but it has been a long time)
Raise front end, support with jack stands
Remove wheel on the side you are removing the CV joint/axle
Remove the brake caliper, support it with a zip tie
With the truck running, turn the steering wheel all the way to side which you are removing the axle
Remove the upper ball joint pinch bolt from the knuckle
Hit knuckle and/or upper control arm to free the ball joint from the knuckle
Pull the knuckle away from the truck while maneuvering the axle out
If you need more clearance, remove the outer tie-rod end (not always needed with the steering wheel turned)
To remove the axle from the center differential, use a pry bar between the inner joint and the axle housing. It should "pop" out
Re-install is basically remove of the removal. Be sure to lock-tite and torque the caliper bolts especially. Also be sure to top off the differential oil.
2006 F150 FX4 Super Crew - Bilstien 5100s leveled 2", 35" KM2s, 4.56 gears, Detroit locker, Eaton E-Locker, Traction Bars, AEM intake, Xcal 2
2010 VW Golf TDI 6MT
Last edited by brianjwilson; 05-04-2010 at 07:54 PM.