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Feb 27, 2009, 2:53 PM

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1986/ Dodge 4X4/ W150/ 318 V8/ Had to replace the axle u-joint. I always have a problem getting the gear to go back into the hub. I can get the gear started on the axle but it doesn't seem to mesh with the teeth inside the hub. It is not the first time I have replaced a u-joint but it is long enough between times I forget how I do it. There is something I do each time that makes it seem easy after fighting with it for hours. It is raining right now or I would trying something now. Yes, I most always work outside.


Mar 1, 2009, 10:59 AM

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Well, I got the hub back together yesterday. It stopped raining over-night and turned colder, in the 20's. I knew when the gear was on the end of the axle it was not centered in the hub and I was having a hard time getting it centered. Taking the gear off the axle, the axle wasn't centered in the spindle so I turned the axle until the axle was on the bottom of the spindle and the gap was on the top. I took a flat bar and put it between the u-joint and top ball joint. I pushed the u-joint down which lifted the end of the axle up and I was able to get the gear to go into the hub and mesh with the teeth inside the hub. Just thought some body might be able to use the info.

Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 1, 2009, 11:05 AM

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Re: Dodge Axle Sign In

Thanks for posting your situation and results. I personally didn't know just what you were dealing with so had nothing to say to assist at all........


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