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Old 12-12-2008, 04:03 PM
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97 f250 front axle shaft removal

Workin on my friends 97 f250 D50 TTB. Replacing the ball joints and axle u joints. Havin a hard time getting the pass axle shaft out of the spider gear. Its been a while since i worked on one of these but dont they just "pop" out w a little effort? There isn't a "c" clip that i have to pull out, right?

And also his outer axle shaft i bad due to severly worn out wheel bearings. The axle has a groove worn into it where it has been rubbing the spindle. Anyone ever run into this?
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:57 AM
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Re: 97 f250 front axle shaft removal

The passenger side inner shaft has a C-clip inside the diff, if you want to pull the shaft completely out, you'll have to drop the 3rd member. Otherwise, split the shaft where the slip boot is at.

I've never seen the axleshaft being worn like that myself, but I'm sure it's very possible. If it's not fixable or it's where the bearing rides, you're going to need another shaft.

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Old 12-13-2008, 02:13 AM
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Re: 97 f250 front axle shaft removal

Well i pulled the 3dr member but the c clip got f'd up from tryin to force the axle out. Got a new inner spindle needle bearing, outer axle shaft,and c clip. Ended up not really needing the inner u joint but while we were in there it got it. 3 greaeable axle joints, 4 greasable ball joints, repacked wheel bearings, greased the spindle needle bearings, greased the steering linkage, tire rotation o and i cant forget the swimsuit calender from Collis truck parts for being a valued customer And the front end is like new
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Re: 97 f250 front axle shaft removal

Thats a nice days work there. I did leaf spring bushings and center pivit bushings one afternoon as well as fix a botched adda leaf install from previous owne.I surveyed the front end of my 250 I too will have to do ball joints and seal soon as I can get it running and up here to DFW ! Nice info on the little things guys.
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Re: 97 f250 front axle shaft removal

Luckley i had my two frinend doind most ot the grunt work. I was more or less there for my knowledge
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Luckley i had my two frinend doind most ot the grunt work. I was more or less there for my knowledge and beer drinking
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Luckley i had my two frinend doind most ot the grunt work. I was more or less there for my knowledge
lol, sometimes it pays to be the one with the experience, you get to "teach" someone else how to do it!

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Re: 97 f250 front axle shaft removal

It funny. These two guys will spilt any farmall from a 686 to a 1486 and do a T/A in a couple of hours but they dont want to change their oil in their pick ups
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Re: 97 f250 front axle shaft removal

haha i got a buddy like that, has a bad ass profarm ih, is a big truck mech. that can do a cluth job in a road tractor in 4hrs but usually cant remember the last time he changed the oil in his psd.
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