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#1 86subaru

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 12:25 PM

i am going to remove the drive axles from a 88 turbo xt , what are all the steps needed to do this ? thanks :wave:

#2 calebz

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 12:27 PM

Step 1: Buy a manual.......

#3 86subaru

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 12:33 PM

i did , just wanted to know anything i should not do .

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 01:41 PM

1) take off wheel
2) loosen the center nut, and get it flush with the end of the axle. Then beat it loose from the bearings.
3) seperate the lower controll arm from the spindel, and knock out the inner roll pin.
4) finish driving the axle through the bearings till it's free, and remove it from the car(U can just bend that flap of sheet metal out of the way, U will know whaen U see it;) )
5) do the axle dance and shake it all arou..............Uhhh...U might want to skip that last step:-p

#5 86subaru

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 02:17 PM

ok, that is what i throught , i will do a dance and drink a cold beer , and get back to you after the beer ::drunk:

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 09:29 PM

Search the manual section here on the board; lots of good references and advice.

#7 86subaru

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Posted 08 November 2003 - 10:28 PM

thanks , i will check again ,i guess i was looking in the wrong areas of the manual and could not find anything . thanks

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Posted 09 November 2003 - 09:29 AM

Use a piece of wood to cushion the end of the shaft and nut. If it gets beat up they won't accept it for a core.

#9 86subaru

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Posted 09 November 2003 - 09:39 AM

ok thanks, i am taking both sides off to put onto my gl 4wd manual wagon , you are right do not beat the ends up

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Posted 09 November 2003 - 05:11 PM

well it is easier said than done , the axle will not come out and i gave up ,to cold outside to screw with it :banghead: :banghead:

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Posted 09 November 2003 - 06:20 PM

Take the control arm loose at the center pivot 1st, then the axle pin, then pull the DOJ off the trany stub. That should give you enough slack to knock the axle back through the hub.
Loosen the strut mounting bolts under the hood for more slack if needed.
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