It rained again, so I spent the day tinkering with the computer and playing Warcraft.
I did get out and look at the van, and undid a bunch of bolts that are going to have to come out to swap the spindle. The bad news is that I'll have to replace the tie rod end on that side, too, as supposedly you can take the castellated nut off, turn it over, put it back on and then hammer the thing out. All I managed to do is bugger up the threads, so yay. Still, it shouldn't be too bad to change, and I was figuring on needing a wheel alignment anyway.