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Stub Shaft

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Now you can see the spindle, stub shaft, and caliper-mounting bracket. Remove the bolts holding the caliper-mounting bracket and spindle to the knuckle. Once you pull these parts, you will be able to pull the inner and outer axleshafts out of the knuckle and axlehousing. If it’s a busted U-joint and your axleshaft ears are okay, then you can now replace the U-joint. We’ll cover doing that on the trail in the next installment of this story. Many people carry spare inners and outers with U-joints already installed. This is a quick and easy way to get back on the trail.