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CV axle job - breaker bar or impact wrench
Posted 28 April 2007 - 07:33 PM
Posted 28 April 2007 - 07:41 PM
manual - engage the transmission and go to town. i imagine it will come off without using the brakes if you use an impact gun. it will not come off, or is very unlikely, without using the brakes if you use a regular socket wrench.
automatic - secure the flexplate through the bellhousing access hole with a stout object (i use a socket extension).
if you have to use a hand socket wrench...get a 3/4" socket wrench. 1/2" sockets are not up to this job and can break. seen 1/2" sockets wrenches and breaker bars break.
on rare occassions there are 36mm axle nuts as well, but i wouldn't expect it in your case. i've even gotten 36mm nuts from the dealer straight out of a cv axle box.
Posted 28 April 2007 - 07:49 PM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 07:07 AM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 09:15 AM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:10 PM
There was one time when I had a difficult time removing an axle nut. I don't have an impact wrench and for some reason the pipe extension trick wasn't working. As a last resort I put a second jack under the handle of a breaker bar and it came off no problem.
An excellent suggestion. I did that to loosen an extremely tight rear diff plug once. Just make sure the angle of attack between the jack and the breaker bar is as close to 90 degrees as possible.
Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:59 PM
Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:28 AM
Impact would be nice, but so would a full size lift. Give it a shot.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:51 AM
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