Greetings Everyone. I have a problem and am wondering if anyone else has experienced the same issue. 1997 4wd Eddie Bauer. We have owned it since May of this year. When we bought the truck, it had worn out ujoints on the rear drive shaft. As this model has a Cardan joint which can be difficult to deal with, i took it to a local driveline shop to get repaired. I reinstalled it and everything was good. That was back in May. Fast forward to late August and I am hearing the faint squeak of another ujoint going out, this time in the front. Front shaft is simpler to fix as there is no Cardan joint, but a little ( a lot! ) more difficult to get out. I have tools, so I feel confident I can attend to ujoints. So, today I pulled the front shaft out which on this model is no small feat. The biggest problem though is the fact the slip joint is seized and I cannot collapse the shaft to get it reinstalled. I had to pry it out. Thought I could pry it back in. That did not happen. The question is this: Has anyone else experienced a seized slip joint that will not collapse and if anyone has, how did you get it apart to fix it? I have seen several videos on YouTube about a worn rear slip joint causing a clunk when braking, but nothing specifically about the front slip joint not moving. The truck will still drive without the front shaft as there are companion flanges at the front output of the transfer case and at the input to the front drive axle. No loss of fluid. I just have a 2wd truck. I currently have the shaft standing up in a bucket of WD40 hoping that will soak in and loosen the slip joint. I will need to relube the ujoint on that end, but that is a small price to pay.