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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Rear axle DOJ problem.

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#1 987687


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:31 AM

So I had the strut out, and some of the suspension bolts taken out. I knelt on the rear hub and popped the big circlip out of the DOJ, the joint fell apart.

So I went to put it back together. But I can't make it go back together properly.
I didn't take the snapring or inner race off, the cage fell down the axle shaft just like in Numbchux's guide. So I don't think it's possible to be on backwards.

The problem I'm having, is once I put all the balls back in, the assembly has no movement at all. I'm not even talking putting it back in the cup yet, just with the cage and balls on the end of the axle. If I try to move it trough it's motions it just pops the balls back out. I have a bit of grease on everything, so it shouldn't be binding because that.

When I have all the balls back in it looks exactly like this picture from Numbchux's guide:
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But it will not do what's depicted in this image, it's just stuck in the one position, trying to do this will pop the balls out.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:48 AM

If I stick it in the cup like that, it seems to have full movement and I don't think it's binding when I spin it around... Is this how it's supposed to be and I'm overreacting?

The last axle I rebuild was ball bearings the size of the whole DOJ.. It was for a big gigantic power boat. So I guess I'm trying to compare this tiny little thing to that.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

Love the messy subaru bench dosent hurt to look at a diagram in book shows the axle blown up so you can c all the parts

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

That's not my bench, I sucked those pictures from Numbchux's tutorial because they're exactly what I'm looking at, no reason to take pictures when the exact pictures are already online.
Looking at it in the book doesn't make any difference. It has 8 parts. I just want an answer to my question if it's binding up, or if that's how it's supposed to be.

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