05 Dodge pickup 4x4 1500 front cv joint removal?
Just did this literally two days ago. It's not that bad really. Once you get the rotor off just undo the bolts holding the upper control ARM and the tie rod (one bolt each). You mite need an air hammer to get that axle loose tho. Good luck
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Answer . \nSounds like a bad CV joint. On most cars, it is often more economical to replace the complete axle shaft on that side that has a bad cv joint. Hope this helps.… Good-luck!
\n. \nThe front bumper bolts directly to the factory mounts on the frame. You need to remove four bolts, two on each side. Use a 14 mm socket wrench. The bolts are parallel t…o the ground and perpendicular to the center of the vehicle.
Unbolt tire, pull out cotter pin at end of axle, break nut loose on the end of the shaft. (you might need to put tire back on and lower \truck back down so tire wont rotated w…hen doing this)unbolt the brake caliper, take off rotor, unbolt three bolts from the hub. Use a old socket to hold on the lossened bolts and pound on the bolt heads until the hub till loosens up and falls off. You might need a chisle to wedge in there. pull shaft out.
I suggest you buy a manuel. It has procedures on a variety of removing and replacing parts. It is possible to borrow one or photo copy from a dealership or even a library. I h…ave bought manuels in the past on certain vehicles, and that can save alot of headaches. If something else causes trouble, you have the manuel to see what you are in for. Some manuels are $15.00 and well worth it.
Contrary to the previous poster's assertion, there most certainly are CV joints on Dodge Ram 1500s from 2002 and up. U-joints are only on 1500s from 2001 and older with the so…lid front axle. 2002 and up have independent front suspension. . To replace one you need to. Jack up the truck and use jack stands to hold it . Remove the tire . Have someone start the truck and step on the brakes while you remove the axle nut. An impact gun will make fast work of this, but you might find it's not all that tight. . To make your life easy, remove the brake caliper, pads, caliper holder, and rotor, then tie the caliper off to the upper control arm with zip ties so it's out of the way (no need to disconnect the brake line). . Give the end of the axle a sharp rap with a dead blow hammer to be sure it's loose. You can also use an air hammer since there's a convenient dimple on the end. It shouldn't take much to loosen it up. . Remove the steering arm (tie rod) from the spindle (allows spindle to rotate freely) . Remove upper control arm nut and press the bolt back through - this allows the spindle to move much more freely and get out of the way of the axle halfshaft. . Once everything is disconnected, you should be able to rotate the spindle around far enough to be able to knock the axle out of the hub. This may take two people - one to hold the spindle in place, and the other remove the axle. Push, pry, or hammer - whatever works for you. . Once the CV shaft (aka halfshaft) is free from the spindle, you can pull it free from the splines on the axle housing. It should be relatively loose, though you may have to give it a quick tug to get past the retaining ring. . Insert the new CV shaft with a sharp push to set the retaining ring, and put the other end back through the spindle and hub. You'll have to rotate the hub while putting the CV shaft through the spindle to get the splines to line up. . Once the new CV shaft is in, reverse the above disassembly directions making sure all bolts are torqued to spec. Or failing a torque wrench, just "really tight". . Total time for me to do this on my '02 1500 was about 4.5 hours, but I was also replacing the hub which was frozen in place and required some serious hammering to free it from the spindle. Air tools help a lot, but aren't strictly necessary - I resorted to plan old ratchet wrench most of the time since I couldn't get the impact wrench back in there anyway. One thing to note is the sizes of the nuts and bolts. Some are SAE, and some are metric. Have a full compliment of both before starting work. I recall using 21mm on the caliper holder, top ball joint, and steering arm nuts with other sizes mixed in - 13mm jumps out at me for some reason (caliper bolts maybe). Also, be sure you have the right size socket for the axle nut. I saw it listed as 36mm in a few places, but when I pulled out my socket set, 36mm was too big. It turns out my axle nut is 35mm. I don't know if the confusion over the size is due to there being different versions of the axle nut out there, or if 36mm is just "good enough" for some people to use. Either way, it might be good to double check this before beginning - the axle nut is easily accessible just be taking the tire off. Overall it's not a particularly difficult job - but it will give you a good workout. Make sure you've got a cold beer waiting for you when the job is finished.
big job if your not mechanical.if ya are go and get a haynes manual of your truck.it will giude you through the steps
The Dodge Dakota pickup truck has CV joints on both front wheels.The pickup truck also has a driveshaft, as it is rear wheel drive.
\nRemove the rear U-Joint and be very careful not to loose caps or any needle bearings. Uses lock rings to hold it in place. Tape it together with duck tape. Now pull the driv…e shaft out of the transmission and remove the front U-Joint from the driveshaft and replace it. Reinstall in reverse order.
Remove tire/caliper/rotor/tie rod/ball joint/pull steering arm back/ pull cv axle back towards diff and remove from steering arm/then just pull it straight out ofintermdiate s…haft/thats it. u're gonna need a BIG puller and a bigger hammer to remove the hub bearing. Don't be surprised if you destroy the bearing in the process. and if it still doesnt come out you might end up having to change the stub shaft coming out of the differential as well as the CV shaft simply because the two will not separate from each other..... and also If there is no room to slide them out together, then you will need to cut the shaft to give yourself some clearance.
People all seem to have their own method to this madness, but remove tire and brake assembly may have to tap on the rotor, or depending on the model it may not be removed at t…his point, remove wheel bearing nut cap, remove nut, remove think its eight 12mm bolts hub assembly should be loose now, remove ball joints from upper and lower control arms, remove tie rod, hub rotor and all should come off like butter, unbolt cv axle from front differential, dont worry diff is sealed no leaky leaky. It is common just to call it a cv joint job which I dont know if you only intend to replace the one bad cv joint ( inner or outer), but i advise you to do the entire axle it isn't that big of a price difference and if your in that deep mine as well do both. DN901
2002 DR body.
you need to take off the rotor and caliper and braket of course, take the axel nut off. Take the three bolts out of the wheel bearing and pull the wheel bearing out. Then the …cv joint should come right out. You may need to put a flat pry bar behind the cv joint and the front diff to pop it out.
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The 2000 Ram had u joints, not cv joints at the front axle.
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One should always consult the owner's manual before performing this type of work. To change the front U-joints, begin by loosening the bearing assembly. The front axle can… then be pulled out with the wheel bearings attached. At this point, the U-joint can be changed. Perform the steps in reverse to reassemble.
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well, either you have CV joints or a drive shaft. if its a drive shaft you replace the universal joints just like you would on you rear drive shaft. if you are talking about t…he axle universals on a 4x4 you have to start by removing the brake rotor this would be a good time change the bearings, even if the dont need to be it will be a good preventive messure. from there you be able to see the outer axle assembly and the u-joint check for retaining clips either on the u-joint caps or toward inside behind the yolk eyes. remove the the retaining clips and use a BRASS hammer and maybe an old socket that is just a bit smaller than your u-joint caps and knock the u-joint out, this may take a little bit of strong fanese and a few choice word( i found that helps). when installing new part it helps to have a large C-clamp to press caps in place. hope this helps
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You have 2 on each side. That makes 4. 2 uppers and 2 lowers
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Can the front drive shaft of a 2001 Dodge Dakota be removed If so do you just unbolt it at the U joint and slide it out or do you have to undo the CV joint end as well?
Both ends need removed.