dodge ram front axle u joint and hub replacement how to 4x4 4 wheel drive

This video covers how to replace a front axle universal joint and a hub or wheel bearing in a 1999 dodge ram 1500 4 wheel drive. Very similar to a 2500. It may be less damaging to loosen the hub bolts and tap on them with a hammer vs the method shown in this vid.

Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 234,679
Added: 3 years
Runtime: 5:29
Comments: 92

Tags for this video:  

Find more videos in the: "Autos"
Uploaded by: Oldsmob455
See more videos uploaded by Oldsmob455

Related Videos:

universal joint or u joint fix / replace
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 28844
Installing a rear u joint on the firebird. This video covers removal and replacement.
Front axle u joint replace or change on a 1987 - 1996 Ford f150 or bronco 4x4
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 156999
This video may be similar for 1987 to 1996 ford f150 pickups and broncos. There is a sister video of changing ball joints on my channel.
Chevy 2500 Drive Shaft Center Support Bearing Change
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 30457
This is on a 2000 GMC. Changing a drive shaft center support bearing or carrier bearing. The truck had a vibration around 45mph that went away...
CFR chrome valve cover opinion
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 1430
15th Part of the Oldsmobile Marine 455 build. A little paint action, pre intake manifold install and valve covers are looked at in this vid.
PTI How To Replace a universal joint

Views: 308116
How to tutorial on how to safely and properly remove and replace a universal joint in a driveshaft
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 144309
I 'm pressing out the upper and lower ball joints and putting new ones in. I triede to show every detail on this repair and i hope this video helps...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Front Axle U Joint
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 39556
Step by Step how to on replacing faulty Universal Joint of a 2004 2500 4x4 front axle.
Front U Joint and Wheel Bearing Replacement Dodge Ram 2500 4 wheel drive
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 223085
Be sure to watch the whole video if you are going to do this job.
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 front wheel bearing removal
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 61267
A video on how to remove a wheel bearing...
How To Replace a Front Wheel Drive Axle - EricTheCarGuy
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 1708075
If you start to notice your FWD vehicle clicking when you make a tight turn, you might have an issue with the outer CV joint. If you make a right...
Replace right front axle seal, 1998 Dodge Ram 4X4, part 2
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 92973
The right front axle seal on a 1998 Dodge Ram 4X4 can be difficult, because of limited access to the seal insertion site. That vehicle uses the...
Auto Repair Replace Change Front CV Axle Dodge Ram 02-08
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 89176 1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace broken, worn, or vibrating CV axles. This video is...
How To Install Repair Replace Front Wheel Bearing Hub Dodge Ram 1500 02-08
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 271524 1A Auto shows you how to repair, replace, fix, change or install a...
Service U-joints in minutes using the Tiger Tool 10105 U Joint Puller & 10202 Bearing Cup Installer
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 239349
Tiger Tool 10105 - U Joint Puller: U-Joint Puller designed to fit cars, light-duty trucks, and farm machinery.Fits u-joints with bearing cups 1.0"...
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 75858
Check out this broken Dana 60 front axle in this Jeep that the team towed out.
Replace front axle seals 1998 Dodge Ram 4X4, part 1
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 132429
A detailed, step by step video showing how I replaced both front axle seals and removed the front differential on a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Light Duty...
Replacing rear axle u joint, Ram 2500 universal joint
Rating Rating Rating RatingRating
Views: 110395
For step-by-step write-up photo instructions visits:
Ram Truck Steering Fix: Upgrade fixes steering play & wander on 2nd Gen Dodge Ram Trucks.
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 126428
Overview of our "Rock Solid Ram Truck Steering" upgrade kit for the 2nd Generation Dodge Ram Trucks, years 1994-2001.5. This kit fixes the bad...
98 - 01 Dodge RAM1500 4X4 Front Wheel U-Joint Replacement - Part 1
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 27080
My son LA and I needed to replace the U-Joint on my 2001 Dodge RAM1500 4X4 front right wheel. We got our degree from YouTube University and had no...
Ford F150 Ball Joint
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 196847
Here is how to replace the lower ball joint on a Ford F150 2 wheel drive
Hub Buster
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Views: 272588
The best and fastest way to remove the wheel bearing hub assembly The best and fastest way to remove the wheel bearing hub assembly
How to change U-Joints without a press
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 254535
this is the way Ive learned to do it over the years and its worked well for me, got the pickup all finished now
Change a U-Joint with a Hammer
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 105157
In this video I will show you how to change a U-Joint with a hammer... As opposed to with a press. This way you can change your universal joint...
How to: Remove & Install A Truck Hub Bearing Assembly with Timken
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 398863
Watch the experts at Timken remove and install a truck hub bearing assembly on a GM 4x4 front wheel with outboard mounted rotors. The experts will...
How to remove a rusted wheel hub bearing assembly the easy way.
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating 
Views: 222755
These Craftsman sockets are great for this job. They hold up to the abuse and many times you have to have 12 pt. to get it done....


Author sheena griffin (2 months)
What size socket did you use for the axle?

Author cubcadet1983 (5 months)
Made it look easy. Hahahahaha I told my wife to wear eye protection when
she beats it off. She called me a asshole. Hahahahahahaha

Author Harry Mingo (6 months)
You don't need to take the castle nut off. Get the caliper off loosen the
bolts that hold the wheel bearing on the steering knuckle and hit them with
a hammer. Pull the entire axle with the wheel bearing and change the U
joint. Much easier.

Author dillon14dj (9 months)
Mine makes clunking sounds when i put it in 4wd.. is that a bad u joint?

Author jakewoodstock (1 year)
little hint that saves a lot of hammering, if you leave the bolts in the
hub just remove them about a quarter to a half an inch you can then tap the
bolts instead of wedging something in the front side.
good video none the less.

Author Gary Maddux (10 months)
I looked up how long this would take.and this was the first video that
popped up. Good thing too cuz I have a 97 1500 dodge.

Author ssb031 (6 months)
I would suggest getting a hub puller ..... they're cheap & worth every
penny.....used mine a bunch of times, better than chisels &
screwdrivers......but still, well done gentlemen. 

Author K Osgood (11 months)
Oops. You used a 1 3/4 not a 1 11/16. I made the same mistake. 

Author RANDYS Worldwide Automotive, Inc. (1 year)
Tech Video Friday! This week we found a great video to show you how to
replace the front axle u joint and hub on a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD.

Author victorpapaavp (11 months)
Curious is this works for both axles on the front? I've got two U joints,
not quite as much play, but they're going to need replacement... Definitely
a lot simpler than I expected though! Also, do you have any tips for
servicing the front Diff? I need to crack mine open and figure out why it
whines when I engage the 4wd. After a few minutes, I assume after it has
heated up, it starts groaning. Any ideas? Thanks for sharing this vid!

Author Avason1 (1 year)
Nice Video brother!

Author Rob Chapman (2 years)
When getting the hub loose i suggest leaving the bolts a 1/4 to 3/8 loose
in the back. Getting a deep socket ( or regular) but it on the one of the
bolts. Hold it on there with a channel lock and hit the socket with a brass
hammer. If you don't have a brass hammer use a regular one but some socket
damage may occur. Move from one bolt to the next until you see a space
start to show on the outside. Do it enough to get a pry bar or big flathead
screwdriver in then work it out. I will be hard.

Author runnen reb (3 years)
guys did you replace the wheel bearing when doing this project and thanks
for video

Author spelunkerd (3 years)
Nice demo. I envy your access to that lift, and your uncluttered, clean new
shop. It looks like you had the most trouble getting the hub out. I found a
trick to getting the hub clear. If you tap on a socket over the heads of
the three bolts, partially loosened, the hub comes loose without having to
use pry-bars.

Author slykatt13 (2 years)
1 11/16 socket..i got mine at tractor supply here in new york...$ 6.95

Author apohl215 (1 year)
I love the internet, thanks for making the video guys!

Author Nathan Williams (3 years)
@7sabot I just did both front u joints and hubs on my 98 today. The castle
nut on the hub is 1 11/16". I was worried about causing spline damage
hammering the hub off. Ended up using a gear puller. It worked out well.

Author McGabsPD (2 years)
good job marking the axle shaft yoke. Those Things are only meant to go
left and right not up and down witha u joint in them. ive seen some crazy
stuff happen to Jeeps with axles being put on 180 from factory

Author Brenda R (1 year)
well not down here in TX, having a hard time finding one, been looking for
3 days now. They have plenty of the 44 spine but no 60 spine.

Author charles shaheen (1 year)
what size socket did u use to take the big nut off i tried a 38mm didn't
work also does that have too be torqued thanks

Author ttmuzzy50 (3 years)
heat works good Friend and I are doing job now why are big sockets so hard
to find?

Author bgreen4287 (2 years)
On a 2001 the "king nut" or "hub nut" is a 1 11/16". It's a hard size to
find. With how hard they are to break loose I would not recommend using a 1
3/4" which some people do.

Author Jarrid Moore (2 years)
If the hub bearing is fine then you dont have to remove the axle nut, and
driving a chisel in behind the hub kills the dust shield and shim, loosen
the 14mm 12 point hub bolts and use the socket and a short extension and
leave it on the bolt and turn the steering wheel till the extension hits
the axle housing and you will push the hub unit out with no damage you can
even start the truck and use the power steering to help I have done lots
this way even the very rusty ones....

Author Oldsmob455 (3 years)
@sidneymailman That's ok because I wouldn't give you the time of day to
work for you.

Author p228Alex (1 year)
how do you get the hub back on? will the three bolts pull it back on if you
tighten them each little by little, moving between them, so you don't bind
it up?

Author Oldsmob455 (1 year)
It's called a ball peen hammer and your not going to break your caliper by
tapping it off. It'snot that delicate. 2nd, that nut was big enough that
there was no 6 point socket in the set, run what ya brung and get it done.
3rd, I've seen many a hub in the rust belt that a puller just isn't going
to remove. Don't be sorry, constructive feedback is always welcome.

Author Felipe Sanchez (2 years)

Author Tony Peele (2 years)
how much would a mechanic charge 4 this

Author Oldsmob455 (3 years)
@purplemommy2000 Depends on your skill level. YouTube channel "spelunkerd"
has a great video of him doing it. Good luck.

Author Asphaltcowboy (2 years)
I wish my bearing came off that easy on my 3500......

Author Oldsmob455 (3 years)
@Leadrfothepak Spelunkerd has a interesting trick on a comment below, maybe
try that.

Author Josh Hager (3 years)
This video was so helpful. THANK YOU!!!!!

Author Oldsmob455 (1 year)
Clean up the knuckle and hub and the bolts should draw it on no problem.

Author Joshua Edward (2 years)
Nice video! glad somebody finally showed how the Axel comes out...didn't
expect it to just flop there ;)

Author jlsibal (3 years)
@Leadrfothepak a little bit of heat from a torch but if u do that u have to
replace the bolt after u get them out

Author jared massey (3 years)
@tcarney086 it is a 1 inch 3/8 socket if my memory is correct from the last
time i did it

Author HateBigGummedRetards (2 years)
hahaha good man

Author david blevins (2 years)
Thanx for this video it is very helpful

Author memorycdrew (3 years)
Hey guys, whats the outer spline count on the axle shaft? I'm looking to do
an SFA for a 03 Silverado with crappy IFS. I want to retain my new Timken
wheel hubs, Powerslot slotted rotors, rebuilt calipers, and Russel steel
brake lines. Thanks!

Author Brenda R (1 year)
Ok, I'm going to ask a dumb question, but please help. The shaft that the
"castle" nut goes on, can you get just that shaft and if so what is it
called? We are trying to replace that short shaft as it is stripped and the
auto parts stores look at me like I'm a stupid azz. Please any help, junk
yard part or new part, just need the name or if we can have the shaft
re-cut for the nut?????

Author fomoco300k (3 years)
See realfixesrealfast video for a neat trick to get that hub off w/o all
that beating and wedging.

Author Oldsmob455 (1 year)
It might be called the steering knuckle.

Author Oldsmob455 (3 years)
@resacarebel1868 The hub/bearing was fine but If I recall correctly he
replaced it anyway.

Author radicalphantom1 (3 years)
lol classic method to get the axle nut off: used my floorjack! :)

Author Rob Chapman (2 years)
Coat the new hub and the hole it goes on the axle tube with anti-seize
compound before installation.

Author TOXIXIFY (1 year)
I seen bubbles stealing more shopping carts today.

Author TheWaterman1000 (2 years)
Don't you put some grease on the splines?

Author Oldsmob455 (3 years)
@MrMJBuddz I'll send you a e-mail on a drive shaft install.

Author Oldsmob455 (3 years)
@tcarney086 I believe the correct socket is 1 11/16. The nut can be
difficult to remove, a trick may be to remove the cotter pine then bolt the
wheel back on the hub and set the truck down with out the center cap, then
crack the nut loose. You will probably need a breaker bar and may need to
stand on it. There is a torque spec on that nut for re-assembly. Kinda
missed those points in the vid. Good luck.

Author MrMJBuddz (3 years)
Thanks for the video, gives me a better idea of what I'm doing. I'm
replacing the entire driveshaft assembly on the same kind of truck, and I'm
wondering if you guys have any tips on getting the u-joint seated back into
the transfer case.

Embed Video:


Search Video

Top Videos

Top 100 >>>


Check PR