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Removing knuckle and axle shaft?


 
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rovertmutt
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:23 am    Post subject: Removing knuckle and axle shaft? Reply with quote

I'm trying to swap the knuckles and axle shafts from my old D30 to my "older" new D30. What's the best way of doing this? I was planning on popping the knuckles off with the axle shafts still attached but I'm not certain if I have enough room in the axle tube to do this. Should I remove the nut that holds the outers to the hub first? If so, what size is that nut?

[edit]Never mind. I finally found an answer that will work just fine. Now, I just need to know what the torque specs for how tight to rachet the bolts holding the hub assemble to the knuckle down to.[/edit]


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Trevor
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 75 ft-lbs for hub assembly to steering knuckle bolts. The front axleshaft hub nut is 175 ft-lbs. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you get yours out ? i recently was able to pull one out of my old d30 before i checked it and the other well lets say i didn't feel like getting out the torch so it stayed .

if you haven't gotten your's out yet i would suggest penetrating lube on the splines .
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I got them out. Just took a bit of beating. Unfortunately, it was 2am and after working on my d30 for nearly 5 hours (I did some cleaning and painting as well [edit]and playing with my dogs[/edit]), I installed that darn dust shield on one side backwards. So, I just ignored the project for now. Definitely don't do it tired.

Orangeamc13, thanks for the info. Mr. Green It ought to be placed in the torque specs for the next person.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're very welcome, any time!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agreed on not doing anything tired . yesterday my friend broke his slip yoke in his yj so we stuck mine in but first took the u joint apart backwards and broke the dahm greese nipple . dahm 7:30 am jeeps .
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