Bronco Forum - Full Size Ford Bronco Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
1982, 300 I6, T-18
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The front passenger stub axle is stuck in the rubber boot. People online say "just pull it out" but that isn't working. There are no clips attached to the boot, and unless there is a replacement part available, I do not want to cut the boot or melt it with a torch. How do I get it out?
 

·
Premium Member
1995 XLT SAS w D44 and D60 rear
Joined
·
3,700 Posts
It has been a while since I looked at the TTB but I do not remember a boot on the axel. Pictures? I know that pulling apart the slip yoke can be a pain in the a$$ I tried in a JY once need a real good slide hammer with the right connection to the stub.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
990 Posts
The front passenger stub axle is stuck in the rubber boot. People online say "just pull it out" but that isn't working. There are no clips attached to the boot, and unless there is a replacement part available, I do not want to cut the boot or melt it with a torch. How do I get it out?
It won't come out by just pulling it, you need to cut the band on the boot and then it will pull right out. Zip tie works okay for reinstalling the boot.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,410 Posts
As mentioned above you will need to cut the clamp then it will slide out, be carefull and dont rip the boot, also put a light coat of grease in the inner axle and on the stub shaft before you reinstall it
 

·
Moderator
85 Bronco, 309ci I6 w/4bbl, np435, 4" lift, 37" Irok NDs, 4.56 w/ Detroit Locker and tru trac
Joined
·
17,889 Posts
Jack the bronco frame up as high as you can, so that the TTB can go to full droop. Its likely that there is rust on the splines of the slip joint. Going to full droop will help break that loose and allow the slip shaft to slip.

If the bootie still wont come off, get a radiator hose pick and slide it between the rubber and the shaft to break whatever seal has formed.

I left my bootie off the slipshaft.
 

·
Registered
1982, 300 I6, T-18
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Okay guys sorry for the ultra-late reply. I actually just removed my entire TTB assembly and I have it lying on the floor because I decided to do a full front-end rebuild. The passenger axle shaft is still stuck with the boot removed (early-style boot, not like anything that was described, it was held in by friction). I have shot grease through it with a grease gun, I have heated it up with a torch, I have pulled on it by sticking a pry bar through the outer u-joint as makeshift handlebars and bracing my feet against the diff but I will break my back if I continue. My only other idea would be to chain it to the huge tree in my front yard and pull it out with a truck, but that’s sketchy. Anyone have a magic bullet for me?
173785
 

·
Registered
1982, 300 I6, T-18
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Id try soaking it with penetrating oil for a day or two then try again
Yes everything is out of the way. I shoved the radius support arm all the way forward to expose ~1.5 feet of axle shaft out of the knuckle and stuck the pry in the outer u joint to hit with my 4# sledge and still no movement.

I am just going to cut the slip yoke and get the shaft on the bench to hammer it out. I found a new one for $63...
 
  • Like
Reactions: fordbronco1995

·
Moderator
85 Bronco, 309ci I6 w/4bbl, np435, 4" lift, 37" Irok NDs, 4.56 w/ Detroit Locker and tru trac
Joined
·
17,889 Posts
80-82 had a different stub shaft and retention method as 83-96. Make sure you get the right one. That collar sitting left of the slip joint is kinda weird, but ive only messed with one 82 and older TTB
 

·
ate lug
88 + 96 broncos, 96 F250
Joined
·
9,181 Posts
80-82 had a different stub shaft and retention method as 83-96. Make sure you get the right one. That collar sitting left of the slip joint is kinda weird, but ive only messed with one 82 and older TTB
This is probably it right here. Your profile says yours in an 82? The first couple years, the passenger stub shaft is retained in the diff with a flange with 3 bolts into the diff. The later models its retained with a c-clip.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top