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Axle Removal

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We began the rebuild by raising the vehicle and removing the front driveshaft, wheels and brake calipers. Our truck had already been fitted with aftermarket hubs, but yours may still have the Ford automatic hubs. Either way, you have to remove the hubs to gain access to the spindle nuts. Remove the spindle nuts and the six bolts holding each spindle and backing plate. Use a puller to break the spindles loose from the knuckles.