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Hello, if you are only trying to remove the front drive shaft from the truck, the information you need is posted below. They are a lot different than the old style. If you are trying to do something else, drop me a note. Thanks
Front Propeller Shaft Replacement
J 43218 Clamp Pliers - Narrow Jaw
Important: Before disassembly, observe and accurately reference mark all driveline components relative to the propeller shaft and axles. These items include the following components:
Notice: When removing the propeller shaft, do not attempt to remove the shaft by pounding on the yoke ears or using a tool between the yoke and the universal joint. If the propeller shaft is removed by using such means, the injection joints may fracture and lead to premature failure of the joint.
Important: Do not drop the bearing cap assemblies of the yoke end.
Wrap the bearing caps with tape in order to prevent the loss of bearing rollers.
Align the reference marks made during removal.
Tighten Tighten the yoke retainer bolts to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).