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Rear axle frozen on stub
Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:23 AM
Generously drenced in PB Blaster .
i wailed on it. i removed the caliper and bracket so i could get a more dead on hit with an enormously heavy digging bar.
seems like penetrant won't work here, how's it really going to get where it needs to go? i pried the dust cover up and all. i'm trashing the axle so i don't care what happens to it.
what are my options? reusing that joint by disassembling doesn't count, i don't do CV axle rebuilding...i think:-\
am i destroying my bearings by throwing a huge-o-normous digging bar at it olympic competition style? any best on how long that bearing lasts?
Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:47 AM
Remember someone saying that they used RTV or simular to plug one of the roll pin holes, spun axle to get open side up, then filled the hole with penetrant and let it soak in. Don't recall outcome of it though.
I get to do this myself soon. The '85 BRAT has bad wheelbearing on one side, bad axle on other. YEA!!!!
Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:48 AM
i'll probably leave mine for another day, i want to drive this car for now. i'll pound on it a bit more since it sat overnight and see what happens, but i doubt it's going anywhere.
i was hoping there was some simple method even if it meant destroying the axle, i don't care about the axle at all...i actually want to destroy it now!!
Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:35 AM
Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:10 PM
take the axle off the diff side (you probably already did this), take the hub off, and pound on the end of the stub. it'll come out just like a front axle. then you can get it on a bench and separate it however you need to.
I don't have the equipment to get it hot fast, so I usually get the whole thing real hot, and then use a damp rag to cool the stub.
Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:18 PM
i'm not quite picturing it - except just remove the large nut (36mm), then push the spindle through the hub?
do i need to mess with that pin socket? i have the subaru tool for it if i do.
Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:54 PM
Posted 01 July 2009 - 03:59 PM
Hence the edit...
Edited by TomRhere, 01 July 2009 - 04:02 PM.
Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:08 PM
i'm a bit leary as i've never taken apart hubs/bearings before, just want to make sure i don't ruin the bearings.
if that axle doesn't come off, the stubby shaft will? it won't be frozen in there?
Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:02 PM
Posted 01 July 2009 - 11:56 PM
Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:50 AM
i may try pounding the stub shaft out, i'm not putting much time in it, i'll pay someone $50 to do it at this point, sounds like it's just going to be annoying working it.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:05 PM
Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:25 PM
hmmmm...i might be able to tolerate that. thanks.
I had to cut the ones off my EA81, I used a thin cut disk down the side, hammered a chisel into the gap, and it popped off with minimum additional "convincing".
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