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First Axle change completed
Posted 21 September 2003 - 09:36 PM
The biggest problem I had was getting the axle pin back in. I had the 3/16" drift punch (the one with the round dot on the end ...Which I highly recommend) but I actually started to drive it into the pin. So I got a 1/4" (flat) puch but I couldn't keep it centered. So I went up to the next size (3/8" I think) and still had problems keeping it centered, plus it just didn't seem like it was driving in. I rotated the stub axle (?) coming out of the tranny and I think that was it. Still very tough to drive the pin in though, but I finally got in with the big puch and a 4lb. sledge!
I am beat...good night!
Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:04 AM
when I put the pin back in, I tap it in directly with my hammer until the hammer won't clear the axle or trans, then I turn the punch around and tap on the narrow end, holding the fat end against the pin. "works every time"..
Posted 22 September 2003 - 07:14 AM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:26 AM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:33 AM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 11:14 AM
Many people have told me that it's easier to go to a JY and grab some axles that look really good, repack and boot them and slap them in.
Personally, I use the hose clamps (radiator, example) to hold the boots on. sure, they cost about $1.50 a piece, so you need 8 for both axles total, but hey, it's a hell of a lot easier than those stupid things they give you with the boots... and I haven't had any clearance issues yet.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 01:31 PM
As for the roll pins........:temper: I just use cotter pins, they work great, even when U trash a CV they still hold on, and come out 5X eazer than the roll pins. No punch needed!
Posted 22 September 2003 - 03:25 PM
I see you have that hose missing that connects the exhaust to the intake. Did yours disappear or was it intentional? What purpose does it serve?
Posted 22 September 2003 - 04:37 PM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 05:08 PM
Its just a hose from the exhuast to the intake... takes the hot exhaust air and heats up the intake air so your car warms up faster.
As for lowering job... I'm not sure if you're making fun of me for the torn boot or something else. The car is stock. That picture is from up above while it was parked on my gravel driveway.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 06:08 PM
My outer CV boots looked like that once. I imagine the inner ones can cover the engine compartment pretty good after they're done slinging grease around. Not a pretty sight.
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