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Old 05-04-2010
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Cv Axle How to:

I have a 00 4x4 4.0 with live axles. I have posted a thread about hub bearings but also want to know about cv axle dismantle. I believe the axle bolt behind the wheel and in between the hub has to be undone. What size is that? ANd will the cv just slide out of the hub/spindle or do i need to take something out of the front pumpkin? Thanks in advanced.....
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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
Remove rotor
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.

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I just want to bring it up to make sure he noticed and turn the truck on if you turn your wheels. Getting air in your rack and pinion sucks
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Thanks Brian. That site helps....
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I just want to bring it up to make sure he noticed and turn the truck on if you turn your wheels. Getting air in your rack and pinion sucks
For sure, I meant to emphasize that. I think we have all done it at some point!
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