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Xt Front Axles

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#1 Falenseraf


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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:45 PM

I am swapping transmisions on my XT turbo from an automatic to manual. In order to do this you need to replace the front axles. Wheels come off and then the spindel nut is removed and I take a big ol hammer and get the old ones out. Great I think just stick the new ones in right? Wrong They wont fit and since I don't know the fancy names people make up for everything I just post pictures.
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I doubt I can fit a transmission in that gap. You can see the precision alingment tool I have been useing but I can't get any leverage on them from this side. Getting the others out was easy but getting these in is not.
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You can see how the shaft isn't pokeing through the caliper so I can't just put the nut on it to pull it through that way.
Thanks caleb for helping me get these parts.
So is there some tip or trick to getting them back in? Or do I just need a bigger hammer?

#2 WJM



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Posted 09 May 2004 - 10:24 PM

Clean off the grime build up on the axle bearing surfaces, and in the hub. Use some WD40 or similar, and they should slide in just fine.

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 10:26 PM

Well the axle is intended to be a light press fit through the bearings in the spindle. Some people tap on the joint to get it through. Some people will take the hub off the rotor and use stack of washers and the nut to pull it through. As for me and a couple of other , we'll us a puller that similar to the one made by Subaru. Here's a pic of mine.http://usmb.net/gallery/album117/tool

#4 calebz


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Posted 09 May 2004 - 10:38 PM

Hey man,

Call me tomorrow afternoon and I will give you some tips on getting the axles in..(first tip.. put the tranny in first :))

If they are still giving you trouble after that, I will come down and give you a hand.

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