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Old 01-19-2008, 03:53 PM   #1
 
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Front axle u-joints

I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton 4x4 Hemi. I am replacing the front axle u-joints. But I can't get the hub nut off. Could the nut have left handed threads meaning I'm just tightening it? Surely it can't be that tight????

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Old 01-19-2008, 04:25 PM   #2
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I did a quick search here... all I came up with is this thread:

http://hemitruckclub.infopop.cc/eve/...784#7150076784
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton 4x4 Hemi. I am replacing the front axle u-joints. But I can't get the hub nut off. Could the nut have left handed threads meaning I'm just tightening it? Surely it can't be that tight????

There not left hand threads
Eat a can of spinage get yourself a good air impact gun or a 1/2 inch powerbar, a piece of pipe to extend it ..the axle nuts on mine were on like a bear from the factory ...if you havent perforned this repair before good luck its a real pain in the ***...sorry for all the good news
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:49 PM   #4
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Also,.. in my experience, the greasible u-joints fail more often than the non greasible.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:30 PM   #5
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I had to use a 700 foot pound impact to get them off my 03 3500.
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