front u joint dodge ram

i have a 1999 4 wheel drive dodge ram quad cab. i need to know if anybody can tell me how to take out front u joint on drivers side? can i just take
off rotor and hub nut and pull straight out or what. thank you.
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Essentially, yes. That's assuming everything wants to come apart, which it rarely does. You need to break the big axle nut loose (after removing the cotter pin), remove the hub mounting bolts from the back side of the knuckle (three bolts on a 1500, 4 bolts on a 2500/3500). Remove the caliper, then remove the hub/rotor assembly (or if it's a 1500, slide the rotor off the hub) from the knuckle. Then you'll be able to pull the axle straight out (carefully, so as not to damage the oil sel inside the axle), remove and replace the U-joint, then put it back together.
The hubs are frequently stuck, and don't want to come out. Using just a puller can sometimes separate the hub in two (not good). I use a combination of a puller, and a big hammer to pound on the mounting bolts (back them off slightly to create a gap between the bolt head and knuckle) and push the hub off the knuckle. Others back off the bolts and use a socket/extension to wedge between the bolt and the frame, and use the power steering to press the hub. Take your pick...
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thank you for all your help i am glad i found this forum.
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