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Need to replace stub shaft on left side front diff on 2002

Customer Question

need to replace stub shaft on left side front diff on 2002 dodge 4x4 1500
JA: Are you fixing your B1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes removed knuckle can not get axle out
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 25 days ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** you have the hub assembly off allready?

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Have front different cover off
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 25 days ago.

ok, the half shaft has a c clip on it, holding it in, you need to use 2 large screwdrivers, or pry bars, inbetwen the cv joint and the axle housing, and pry outwards, the shaft will pop out, have you tried this?

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
looks like the splines are messed up
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 25 days ago.

does it come out at all?

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
No
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 25 days ago.

how can you see the splines with it in???

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
It wobbles around
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 25 days ago.

it is just stuck on the c clip, you can also use a large punch and smack it on the cv housing and get it loose, some times they can be stubborn,Tim

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
but I'll need to replace the output shaft out of the differential how is this done
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 25 days ago.

you are going to replace the left front inner shaft?

Customer: replied 25 days ago.
out of the diff
Customer: replied 25 days ago.
Hello are you there
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 25 days ago.

to replace this shaft, the seal is removed, and a special tool is attached to the splines on the shaft, and a slide hammer is used to pull it out, do you have the soecial tool to attach to the splines?