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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 
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