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Re: Need help ASAP! Strut assembly removal help!!

Do you have to detach the boots or does the whole assembly boot and all come free? Or you just talking about taking the rotor and hub off to provide more clear space in front and leave the drive shaft attached at the transfer case?
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Re: Need help ASAP! Strut assembly removal help!!

boots stay attached. and no i'm talking removing the entire assembly that's the only way I could get the strut out. somehow most people don't but for the life of me can't see how that is possible.
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Re: Need help ASAP! Strut assembly removal help!!

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boots stay attached. and no i'm talking removing the entire assembly that's the only way I could get the strut out. somehow most people don't but for the life of me can't see how that is possible.
So you remove the large nut on the front center of the rotor/hub will disconnect the drive rod on that end, does it just pull out of the transfer case at that point? I was debating on pulling that nut but I don't think I had a socket large enough to get that beast off, by chance remember what size it was?
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Re: Need help ASAP! Strut assembly removal help!!

no idea on the size it was big, impact gun required. But yes the axle should then just pull from the transfer case it was very hard to pull out.

just the fronts probably took me and my buddy 6 hours? we were pretty defeated from the experience.
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Re: Need help ASAP! Strut assembly removal help!!

Was or was not very hard to pull out? I had an impact gun, not sure if I would try it again or not or maybe just do the rears and then pay someone to do the fronts.

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no idea on the size it was big, impact gun required. But yes the axle should then just pull from the transfer case it was very hard to pull out.

just the fronts probably took me and my buddy 6 hours? we were pretty defeated from the experience.
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hard to pull from transfer case. the large nut comes right off with an impact gun..
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Re: Need help ASAP! Strut assembly removal help!!

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So you remove the large nut on the front center of the rotor/hub will disconnect the drive rod on that end, does it just pull out of the transfer case at that point? I was debating on pulling that nut but I don't think I had a socket large enough to get that beast off, by chance remember what size it was?

- I did mine last weekend. Definitely had to remove the big bolt in the middle of the hub. Pulled a little bit on the rotor and it started to slide off the spindle. I didn't have to take mine entirely off. Just sliding it out some and having a buddy hold it, I was ably to push down on the rotor and make enough room for the forks to come out. Just as Jeff said, watch for the boot.

The first side took along time 2-3 hours... Then when we figured it out we for the second side done in 45 mins.

Impact tools are almost a must....


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