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#1 jssubie

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:36 AM

I just finished removing my right axle (87 GL wagon) to do a CV boot rplacement, following the excellent instructions found here. Problem was, I encountered a LOT of resistance in getting the axle out. I was using a gear puller, and noticed the brake rotor starting to deform due to the extreme pressure. It finally took a combination of tightening the puller alternating with whacking the axle stub with a sledge to get it out. Any ideas on why this was so hard to remove, and what should I do to prevent this problem in the future? Thanks!

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 12:20 PM

I just finished removing my right axle (87 GL wagon) to do a CV boot rplacement, following the excellent instructions found here. Problem was, I encountered a LOT of resistance in getting the axle out. I was using a gear puller, and noticed the brake rotor starting to deform due to the extreme pressure. It finally took a combination of tightening the puller alternating with whacking the axle stub with a sledge to get it out. Any ideas on why this was so hard to remove, and what should I do to prevent this problem in the future? Thanks!


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#3 john in KY

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 12:32 PM

Did you remove that tapered washer located behind the nut?

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 12:45 PM

Did you remove that tapered washer located behind the nut?

Yes - washer was off.

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 01:05 PM

It was probably the first time in a long time that that axle came out. My guess it that it was just stuck real good. A few good wacks with a regular old hammer should get one out.

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 03:40 PM

If you coat the stubs with anti-sieze compound the wont freeze together, I have had good luck with the Permatex brand, great for plugs, 02 sensors, exhaust hardware, etc...

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 03:42 PM

I just make sure that when I put the new axle back in to coat it in grease. The stub axles on the tranny and the outer stubs on the axles alike.




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