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LSD diff troubles: axle stub came out!
Posted 17 October 2003 - 02:37 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 07:06 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 07:24 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 10:30 AM
drill and extract the part of the bolt still in the carrier.
I'd be careful there. We ran into this on the Rubicon, and rather than make a mess inside the diff and possibly leave metal shavings inside, (super bad for a LSD) we took the entire thing apart. That one was not only broken inside, but twisted itself and became wedged in there good. After taking the whole thing apart, wee had to weeld a bolt onto it to be able to get leverage to pull it out.
Should be a lot easier in your garage than it was for us on the side of the trail.
I still have the tool if you need for teh stub bolt. Just have to get it back from Sven down the street.
Posted 17 October 2003 - 10:40 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 11:17 AM
SO then...i pull the diff, take the cover off, and hope the bolt is just plain missing. I have an open diff in the garage i can scavange for parts. What is this special tool needed? that funny torx socket thing?
I should probally fix the leaks it has too...huh?
Posted 17 October 2003 - 11:25 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 11:31 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 01:28 PM
OOPPPSSS, I forgot that this was Mike's old RX.
Yea, like McBrat said, you don'y need to pull the diff to see if the bolt is missing or not.
Posted 18 October 2003 - 03:05 AM
I figured out that just the head of the bolt was stuck in the stub axle. The rest of the bolt was still threaded into the diff. But! no drilling was needed. They were less than hand tight and just spun right out.
After it was apart, i ran to Caleb's to pick up Zap's torx socket. Got back home (about 10:45) took the bolts out of my spare diff, and threw those in. Good as new!
Currently running boosted RX without rear axles. I have to have the diff locked to get it to go anywhere. Don't ask why. Just nod, you'll understand eventually
Torque steer is fun! I can't imagine trying to drive a turbo honda, that would be scary! FWD+Turbo= no traction ever!
Posted 18 October 2003 - 03:14 AM
I know what you mean about the turbo FWD comment. I had a Pontiac Sunbird Turbo Convertible ('87) 165 hp. was fun to drive
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