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In this video I show how I replace the front axle u-joints and hub assemblies on a 2011 Ram 2500 with a 6.7. This is pretty much the same process on the older solid axle 1/2 tons too.
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50 thoughts on “Dodge ram 2500/3500: front wheel bearings u-joints – part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars starving artist says:

    I did snuff driveshafts when I was drag racing to do an axle, its the same operation, just harder to get to the thing ! I'm get tired just watching you do this man .

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars starving artist says:

    Soon as I seen the ol press , I decided not to take on this job,,,,I don't have these luxeries under my shady tree, BUT I know someone up the road that does,,,lucky me !

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tracker1 says:

    Your food looks disgusting. I bet you edited the part of you puking trying to eat it

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathan Hageman says:

    Would it be a bad thing to fill the caps up with grease to hold the needle bearings in place

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Dvorak says:

    apparently, I need a press. 😁

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley says:

    That's one hell of a job. Without an air hammer and a press this would be impossible. Great video Mr O.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Luke6_31 says:

    Dude are you in UT

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Bye says:

    That Harbor Freight earthquake gun puts any tool truck guns to shame..shes a beast..and less then half the price

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Bye says:

    Will someone please sponsor this man, cause he freaking deserves it

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars High Desert Sky Shooter says:

    you know your good when you never break a sweat and get to 30 sec long cussing rants. Thanks for your efforts!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Hernandez says:

    Nice job

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    High volume airlines with inline oiling system will increase life of air tools Eric.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Spencer Porter says:

    All I want in life is to find a marriage as happy and strong as Mr and Mrs O

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lil'Eevee says:

    My weapon of choice for hub removal is my own big nasty. She don't have a name yet but she's a mean one and makes quick work of those hubs

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Taylormade2350 says:

    Those U joints look like cross joints.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars L.b. Fields says:

    Thx!!! Sir …Bam…

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars the do it myself channel says:

    I use a ball joint remover for doing them u joints

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thedanyes says:

    "Aw ya. RUUUSTAAY."

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Spade Creek says:

    "What in the thunder" LOL

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Cerna says:

    You da man!!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Smith says:

    My truck lost the passenger side wheel bearings on the Nevada/Utah line and i live in Elmore, Ohio on Lake Erie while on a wheeling trip. 2012 Ram 2500 6.7 Long Horn Laramie 4×4 with 148k. That cost me nearly 3k!!! It was a Sunday and i was hauling my Jeep to Northern California to The Rubicon Trail so i needed to have my trailer towed to their shop as well and since it was a casino town, the parts was a 2 hour each way trip… that one hurt and they were fine when i left my house! Thankfully i bought my truck in Atlanta, Georgia and it stays in my heated shop… no rust!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Michael Cuff says:

    My puller broke the bearing in half. Great fun!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars N. B. P. Davenport says:

    I hope you don't struggle with those U-joints like the last video I seen

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EDCabrera1 says:

    I’ve learned a lot on YouTube, you’ve just showed me some things should be left to the pros…you guys have all the toys …”Big Nasty” lol

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Valerie Leclerc says:

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  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Walrus says:

    Oh, sure… where was this video yesterday? 🙂 I just finished putting it all back together after putting the new u-joint in. 🙂

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregarious Antithesis says:

    And this is why i always pressure wash shit before i work on it.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregarious Antithesis says:

    44k miles and needs new wheel bearings, WTF

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Metalworks Boilers says:

    Things should not be that difficult to repair/replace. I’m a boilermaker and we also deal with insanity and over engineering on simple things. Whenever you have to move things to a press and beat the hell out of it, it’ll be hard, expensive and probably need to be done again soon. So it’s futile. We as consumers have done a horrible job at demanding better working trucks for the money they charge us.
    This job should be a two hour job done on the driveway.
    Just saying.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Connor Rampage says:

    I want a big nasty!!!!!!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gravel Billy One says:

    On the axle u joints i use a torch to cut out the cross. Cleans up the oil. Heats the yoke up a bit for reinstall as it grows a bit. No deformation of the yoke as when I use the press. Is this a bad method ?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    I used my ballpoint press on mine most times on the tailgate of the truck

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justin case says:

    Why do they never put grease nipples on these universal joints ? yeah dumb question right

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mike Riedel says:

    totally understand the rust issue, rust was invented here in Wisconsin

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Anderson says:

    I’ve owned several Dodge diesels, done lots of front wheel u joints. I’ve had the best luck with longevity with the Spicer non greaseable ones. Just my 2cents.
    Great video!!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ARenaissanceishMan says:

    I’ll be damned, learned some good tricks from watching ya here

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy74 says:

    I'm pretty sure a good air impact would get those out much easier.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars InThe MaZe says:

    Sir I was hoping you could give me some advice. I bought a 2005 Dodge Ram, as I'm disabled and just needed a get around truck.
    Anyhow I have a bad click coming from the front left (driver side) wheel housing area only when in two wheel drive, not when in 4 wheel.
    Had a friend look at it and he said someone put in a lift kit. They didn't change anything else. So shafts are to short , and stripped at ends.
    My question is if I have it in two wheel drive is the actuator not completely disengagng causing left drive to spin.
    If I disengage the electrics to the actuator, would the fork completely move towards the deferential, and completely disengage?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hand to hand combat says:

    Wow those roads will kill a new rig! Thanks for the vid.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack says:

    I have an 08 Ram 2500 automatic with Cummins. have everything off but have a couple questions. should I have the truck in 4 wheel drive or does it not matter? working on drivers side and axle doesn't want to come out. before I put some force on it want to be sure I'm not missing something. btw, great video.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr D says:

    does the state use the salt on roads non winter season on purpose ?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sive1231 says:

    "Pre rust size!" lol.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Hanna says:

    Love your video !
    Very informative with good instructions
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience
    God Bless

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B Souza says:

    Milwaukee makes a great impact

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BidenHatesAmerica says:

    Wheel bearings @44,000 miles!? Oh never mind, it’s a dodge 😒

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars usmc raid says:

    The truck is wobbling really bad on the lift….

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars usmc raid says:

    Why not use air tools ? Heat torch ?