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Guest Message by DevFuse

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My cv axle story (long) but very informational to anyone wanting to change one.

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#26 Gloyale


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:33 PM

I still say removing the lower pinch bolt, and the 2 caliper bolts, is the easiest way. Once that pinch bolt is out, hammer a flathead screw driver into the slot just a bit, then stand on the control arm/radius rod and the arm drops right out. Now remove the 2 caliper mounting bolt(the big 17mm heads, not the slider bolts)
Pull the whole caliper/rotor/hub assemby off as one piece and bungee it up to the spring.

Now pull the inner CV off the axle stub, then push the spindle out of the hub. If you have to you can bend that little traingular flap of metal out of the way to remove the axle and reinstall the new one.

#27 tomeverett13


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:27 PM

i found that a quick release rod from a bicycle is good for removing the roll pin from the cv axles

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