Mechanics

HALF SHAFT REMOVAL

1995 Dodge Intrepid

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1995 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 133, 00 miles

How do I remove/install the right side half shaft? I went
to replace the bearing/hub assembly but it's frozen onto
the spline. I can't get it off. Don't know if I have to
destroy the half shaft or not, but if I do, I want to
know how to replace it.
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Cruiser74
August 9, 2010.



First of all thank you so much for your donation. Let's start with getting the half shaft out of the hub. If you have to destroy the half shaft then we will cross that bridge when we come to it. Do you have salt and snow on the road's?If so then get some liquid wrench spray it generously into where the half shaft nut goes on. Let it soak in for a good 30 mins then take the half shaft nut screw it onto the threads until the nut sits flush with the end of the shaft. Now with the knuckle attached to the ball joint still smack the end of the shaft with large hammer. Try to hit it straight on. Let me know if it break's loose.

Saturntech9
Aug 9, 2010.
Hi
Removed axle nut and three bolts that hold bearing to spindle? is bearing like destroyed ie. got real hot does not rotate?
Let me know
Thanks for donate


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Docfixit
Aug 9, 2010.

Tiny
Cruiser74
Aug 9, 2010.
I had sprayed PB blaster liberally to splines behine the
nut. Then used a 3lb stone hammer repeatedly with
the old nut threaded flush with shaft. All I managed to
do was destroy the threads on the nut, fortunately not
the threads on the shaft. Had replaced the bearing
on the left side already, so I used the old nut to fasten
the hub assembly and shaft back together so I can
drive the car. I didn't have a three prong puller to use.
Wondering if that with a judicial amount of hammering
on it when the puller gets tight would do it. Not sure
if it will. Don't know if the sawzall would cut the bearing
if I cut the hub away. Believe the bearing is hardened.
What do you think?

Tiny
Cruiser74
Aug 9, 2010.
Yeah the bearing and hub is hardened and would be hard to cut with a sawzall. See if you can get a hold of a puller.
That one say's it's only 25 but the otc one's which are stronger are like 50 something. That's probably your best bet aside from replacing the axle joint or the whole axle.

Saturntech9
Aug 9, 2010.