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Old November 12th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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How do you take spindles off a Dana 30

Just what it says in the title.

I have no freaking clue on how to do it and I dont want to F up the damn thing.

I have put a few front axles together but never tore one apart.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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take off the bolts holding them on. i then used a dead blow and lightly TAPPED around it to loosen it.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #3
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if you have a slide hammer car quest sells a socket that threads onto the hube spindle and the slide hammer attatches to that..
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Old November 13th, 2007, 09:53 AM   #4
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take off the bolts holding them on. i then used a dead blow and lightly TAPPED around it to loosen it.
Piece of wood will do fine, also. You just don't want to use something harder than the spindle. Strike it in a rotational manner once the nuts are off. Hit it at 12:00, then 3:00, then 6:00, 9:00, etc until it comes off. It fits into the knuckle just like a unit bearing does.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #5
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dang, 9 hours per side? what happens if you dont wait 3 hrs between hits?
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Old November 14th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #6
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dang, 9 hours per side? what happens if you dont wait 3 hrs between hits?

You have to wait til the next day and try again.
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