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EA82.. I gotta change a cv before my trip next weekend and I'm going to buy tools today.. What size of punch are the pins that hold the cv on the stub shaft?

 

3/16" sounds familiar but I want to make sure

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I was wondering that too, thanks for asking, i always seem to loose my punch, either in the back of my wagon or i break it. i'll have to go pick one up this week

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Originally posted by beauregaardhooligan

The Sears Craftsman is the perfect length to push the pin through and still keep it just in the hole so it doesn't go flying off.

 

I would rather send it flying off, since pulling the pin out with pliers isn't exactly fun. You don't hafta worry about losing the pin anyway, because you should be replacing it ;)

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Gosh, I didn't even know there WAS such thing as a punch size. A punch of indetermined size and structrure to get the pin going + skinny screwdriver were all I had when I did CV swaps (3 or 4 times, all by myself...).

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If you use a pair of diaganal cutters aka "dikes" and use the housing to pry against, sort of push down on the handles it should pull up on the pin, that works better than pliers. just a thought for those that havn't tried it yet

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DO NOT use a 1/4 punch, as it will get stuck. a *slightly* smaller than 3/16 will work, as long as it doesnt want to go IN the pin itself

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Well, *my* craftsman punch pushes it out enough that you don't need pliers to get it out.

I have re-used pins when putting on used axles and they worked fine. I have also had new remans that didn't come with a pin. Not to mention boogering up the new one trying to put it in the wrong side. (dohp!)

Although, it's not recommended, I have even put thousands of miles on a nail that I had to use(after bending the ends over) because the pin went flying before I got the craftsman punch.

It's also nice not to have to go looking for the pin after removing it.

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