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#1 madkow007

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:24 PM

The car: 89 4x4 GL wagon
The Question: How long can you keep driving the car
with the rear axle clicking and clunking away?

Kind of need to keep it rolling until the new one gets here.
Thanks to all who respond and even those that don't :-\

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:33 PM

Just remove the rear axle - two roll pins, and they slide right off (except for the rust of course). You don't need it to drive in 2WD.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:40 PM

Thanks GD

To get the roll pins out...do you use a punch?
What is an easy way to get them out?
Or a hard way...as has been every thing with this car
from day one :)

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:56 PM

Yeah - 3/16" pin punch, or an appropriate sized drill bit - but watch out as they explode if the pin doesn't come out easy. I've had drill bit bits embedded in my hand - that's the day I invested $8 in a real punch.....

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:38 PM

OK...I have read all the threads I could find on just how to get the rear axle off.
Witch was not many, maybe not searching for the right thing.
Anyway...I have the 2 pins out...now what?
Are there any other parts that need to be removed before I start beating on this thing? Do I need to drop the diff? Not sure I understand just how this comes off.
Any help would be wonderful.
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#6 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:21 PM

Start beating. You might have to disconnect the lower coil-over mount to get enough angle, but that's it. Dropping the diff is not necessary.

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