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half shaft replacment tools?


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#1 SilverSubie

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:19 PM

The cv boots split on the 96 Legacy, and I figure I just might as well replace the entire half shaft (front passenger). Though I was looking through the manual, and I am missing a couple tools. Where would be a good place to either buy or rent the axel remover and ball joint tool?

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:31 PM

Nothing needed for the axle. Just pull it out. The inner joint, you need a pin punch to drive out the pin. The balljoint does not need to come out completely. Just pull the bottom strut bolt, drop the torsion bar link and you can pry down the A-arm. That way you do not have to get a new alingnment.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:32 PM

I have used axles, $10 each.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 08:35 PM

Nothing needed for the axle. Just pull it out. The inner joint, you need a pin punch to drive out the pin. The balljoint does not need to come out completely. Just pull the bottom strut bolt, drop the torsion bar link and you can pry down the A-arm. That way you do not have to get a new alingnment.

Later, Larry


yup that's how i've done it before

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 12:16 AM

SilverSubie--do a search here on the board. Edrach (the axle guru!) did an excellent writeup of the procedure a while back. Good luck!

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 11:20 AM

SilverSubie--do a search here on the board. Edrach (the axle guru!) did an excellent writeup of the procedure a while back. Good luck!


Thanks! I will search around. Stupid Chiltons.




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