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Old 02-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default '93 f250 front axle u-joints

My pop has a '93 f250 with a 7.3 and the front axle u-joints are dicked up and need to be replaced. I'm not sure if its a D44 or D60. I've been reading a lot of different inputs on changing them out. Some say I'm going to have to pull out the entire carrier to get the snap rings off the shafts and put the shafts in a vice. Some say I can replace them through the access hole in the housing. Others are saying I can split the shafts and pull out the half-shafts without havin' to dig into the diff. Are there any tips or any special tools I should get to make this job go easier? I'm trying to build up my collection of tools, so any ideas would be a great help.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: '93 f250 front axle u-joints

Wouldnt that be a dana 50 TTB? Youre definitely going to have to pull the shafts, but there are no c clips or anything inside the diff.


Just pull all the outside stuff off, and the shafts will slide out. You will need a spindle nut socket.
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Default Re: '93 f250 front axle u-joints

Yeah, I think you're right. I thought I saw motoralldata say it would be a 44, but I remember seeing a D50 as well. That's really good to hear that I don't have to dig into the diff. Any special tools you can think of to get the joints apart if they're all rusty, or will some sockets and a BFH suffice?
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bfh, let me know if you need/want a hand.
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Thanks, man. I really appreciate the info. I'll let you know how this goes.
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Default Re: '93 f250 front axle u-joints

Pretty sure a D50 has an inner clip on one of the shafts but I only pulled mine apart to throw it away.
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Well one way to find out

If you need a Ujoint press let me know, I've got one laying around somewhere.
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Default Re: '93 f250 front axle u-joints

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Yeah, I think you're right. I thought I saw motoralldata say it would be a 44, but I remember seeing a D50 as well. That's really good to hear that I don't have to dig into the diff. Any special tools you can think of to get the joints apart if they're all rusty, or will some sockets and a BFH suffice?
A balljoint/ujoint press is nice to use. Places like Shuck's will loan them out for free.


The TTB 50s use 297 (or whatever D44 ujoints are), right?

I know the standard size balljoint press is kind of too small to be of much use on 5-806x like the 60s use. I end up just using a wide brass drift or a socket when I do those.

You might need some snap ring pliers and/or a small pick/screwdriver. I don't know if those are full circle clips or not .
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