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Pickle Fork And Joint

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Remove the six bolts holding the caliper mount or drum backing plate and remove those parts. The spindle may take some force to be removed, and a dead-blow hammer is recommended. With the spindle off, the axleshaft can be slid out and cleaned up. To separate the drag link and tie-rod ends, remove the castellated nut and drive a pickle fork between the joint and the casting, as shown.