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How do you remove cv axels


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#1 Vertigo

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 05:28 PM

I need the replace the seals that go to the axles in my transmission cause they are leaking badly and I was wondering if there is a trick and what tools might need to be used to speed up the job?

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#2 GLCraig

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 05:49 PM

I have some good news, you don't need to completely remove the axles, you only need to disconnect them from the transmission. You need to set the front end on jack stands; the tires need to be off the ground. Locate the spring pin that goes through the inner joint, using a 3/16 roll pin punch, tap it out. Now you need to slide the inner joint off of the stub axle. Now depending on different things the joint will just slide right off or not. If the joint slides freely but won't come off all the way, try turning the steering wheel all the way in one direction. If that doesn’t allow the joint to come clear off, you will need to pop the ball joint out of the steering knuckle. The joint should come off now.

#3 Martin

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 11:00 PM

i think the nice pin punch is part # 42885 from sears becasue it's the perfect length for the job. you can also just loosen the front struts inside the engine compartment a bit and that usually has enough play so the joint will come off without having to mess around with ball joints.




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