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Need punch size for cv axle swap


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#1 torxxx

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 06:10 PM

EA82.. I gotta change a cv before my trip next weekend and I'm going to buy tools today.. What size of punch are the pins that hold the cv on the stub shaft?

3/16" sounds familiar but I want to make sure

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 06:49 PM

3/16" pin punch is correct.

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 07:10 PM

thank you

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 07:37 PM

I was wondering that too, thanks for asking, i always seem to loose my punch, either in the back of my wagon or i break it. i'll have to go pick one up this week

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 07:56 PM

The Sears Craftsman is the perfect length to push the pin through and still keep it just in the hole so it doesn't go flying off.

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 10:29 PM

16 penny nail works great also:D

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 10:30 PM

A #2 Phillips also works in a pinch.

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:14 PM

Originally posted by beauregaardhooligan
The Sears Craftsman is the perfect length to push the pin through and still keep it just in the hole so it doesn't go flying off.



I would rather send it flying off, since pulling the pin out with pliers isn't exactly fun. You don't hafta worry about losing the pin anyway, because you should be replacing it ;)

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 05:45 AM

Gosh, I didn't even know there WAS such thing as a punch size. A punch of indetermined size and structrure to get the pin going + skinny screwdriver were all I had when I did CV swaps (3 or 4 times, all by myself...).

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 04:34 PM

If you use a pair of diaganal cutters aka "dikes" and use the housing to pry against, sort of push down on the handles it should pull up on the pin, that works better than pliers. just a thought for those that havn't tried it yet

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:48 PM

DO NOT use a 1/4 punch, as it will get stuck. a *slightly* smaller than 3/16 will work, as long as it doesnt want to go IN the pin itself

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 07:26 PM

Well, *my* craftsman punch pushes it out enough that you don't need pliers to get it out.
I have re-used pins when putting on used axles and they worked fine. I have also had new remans that didn't come with a pin. Not to mention boogering up the new one trying to put it in the wrong side. (dohp!)
Although, it's not recommended, I have even put thousands of miles on a nail that I had to use(after bending the ends over) because the pin went flying before I got the craftsman punch.
It's also nice not to have to go looking for the pin after removing it.




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