No it wont keep it from 4wd operation unless it is snapped in two, butv it will damage the axle shaft to the point it won't accept a new joint. It is not a hard job, just remove brake caliper and rotor and axle nut, then 3 - 4 (don't remember) bolts on back side of steering knuckle, that hold unitized wheel bearing/hub on, remove bearing and pull out axle and repl. U-joint, re-install, 1-2 hrs. Total. Tje bearing may need some persuasion to get out of knuckle(hammer and cold chisel, between bearing and knuckle). Ok good luck. Let me know how it goes.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 AT 4:58 PM