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Old 01-11-2014, 10:43 PM
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Has anyone replaced the half shaft on the drivers side? Mine sounds like it is coming apart and I am going to tackle the replacement. I have done wheel hubs and brakes, struts , ETC on other vehicles so I know my way around this area. Do I have to remove the whole steering knuckle or can i get away with the just the upper ball joint and the tie rod end. Not sure of the clearance.

I know that the service guide recommends pulling the whole knuckle. Just looking for those that have done this and to learn from their experience..
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I have removed the axle on my 03 by upper ball joint and tie rod. It took alot of muscle to pry it out . Not sure if 09 is the same. I had a lot of noise from mine and it wasnt just the axle. I had to remove the Half shaft inside the front differental . Wasnt a big deal. Just had to make a long thin rod to push out a pin inside that held it all together.
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According to the manual, the inner end should just pry out. Doesn't mention anything about a c-clip or anything. The instruction to pull the hub mentions the separation of the upper joint and the tie rod end and then the knuckle will move outward enough to separate the shaft end from the bearing. I am hoping this is enough to allow the whole shaft to come out.
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There are no c-clips that hold anything, however there is one c-clip on the inner side that's just a locator. You don't need to remove the entire steering knuckle, just popping the upper balljoint out will simplify the swap, but it can be done without doing that, it's just a PITA. The steering knuckle and sway bar need to be disconnected.
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What do you mean about the clip being a locator. Thanks..
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There is a step spline on the inner joint, mine came with a c-clip that sat between the 2 so you don't impact the larger spline on the small inner one.
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If your talking about front axle then it will pull out. I was refering to the half shaft inside the front differential. Where the axle slides over ..
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Don't mind me then, I was specifically talking about the axles.
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Thanks guys for the feedback, but today I lucked out. I jacked up my truck and spun the wheel to hear the noise. I also grabbed the tire and rocked it side to side to ensure it was not the bearing. What did i find?? Loose lug nuts.

I had the tire checked by a garage earlier in the week as it was losing air. Apparently they did not torque the lug nuts.

I thought it was the CV axle as it was making a clicking sound as the wheel turned.
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