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Old 12-02-2010, 11:42 PM
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1990 chevy k1500 pickup left front axle replacement

How to replace? I see bolts on the differential. Is it just a matter of taking the front brake apart and unbolting the axle shaft and replacing it? Just never done it before. According to the shop manual you have to knock a couple ball joints loose and unbolt it. Anyone erv done it before. It is IFS. Thanks.

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You have definately hit the nail on the head. I've done a couple of these and they can be a bit cumbersome (just a matter of everything being stuck). Now would be the best time to replace your ball joints and tie rod ends, in a sense you have to take the whole hub assembly off the truck. I know you can do it without taking this off but it is a lot easier to do when you have it off and out of the way. Make sure to get your correct size axle nut socket I think it's 32 mm but can't remember for sure. Actually a really easy job just a bit ti
E consuming for the time In dismantling everything. Note: if you are using all the old ball joints and tie rod ends then make sure you are careful I. Taking them loose. Enjoy
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Thank you so much for the reply.
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I read somewhere you could take it out the backside of the hub?
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Sometimes you can get lucky doing it that way, it has some play to it but not much, just unbolt it from the trans first, then try to lower the backside of it enough that you can press it out of the hub. Like I said sometimes this works and others it doesn't, you will have to remove the shock completely ti get the axle out. Good luck
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