I busted my CV joint and want to know if I can.

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD F-150
  • 200,000 MILES
I busted my cv joint and want to know if I can take them out and drive my truck like a two wheel drive
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 AT 11:41 PM

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Tiny
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Which shaft?

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 AT 11:52 PM
Tiny
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Driver side
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 12:24 AM
Tiny
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99 f150 has a front and rear driveshaft. What are you referring to? The axle shaft? Front or rear?

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 12:26 AM
Tiny
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Oh sorry I mean the front cv joint is bad on my driver side and when I drive my steering wheel wobbles and when I turn right it pops and tightens up so it is broken and I can't drive on it and an I make it work like a two wheel drive
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 12:35 AM
Tiny
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And its an f250 with f150 body style.
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 12:35 AM
Tiny
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Can you post a picture?

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 12:37 AM
Tiny
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Of the truck or axle shaft
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 12:37 AM
Tiny
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Shaft, if it is a solid shaft, no, it cannot be driven without it. If it is a shaft with inner and outer cv, yes it can but you need to put a dummy outer cv joint in to prevent damage to the hub

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 12:48 AM
Tiny
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If you mean by solid shaft a straight axle then no my truck is independent suspension so there is two cv shafts on either side of the 4x4 box
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 1:00 AM
Tiny
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Ok, then you need to get a dummy outer so you can support the hub

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 1:10 AM
Tiny
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Are they cheap and can I just replace one side with a dummy and leave the other alone
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 10:21 PM
Tiny
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And what do you mean by dummy outer so I can find one
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 AT 10:26 PM

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