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So i am trying to remove the CV axle from my 99 OBS. it came out of the tranny no problem. but the wheel side is a bear! I have tryed spraying WD40, heating, PB break, beating it with hammer. it just wont come loose. any suggestions? And yes I removed the 1 1/4" axle nut first.

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There are stories of onethat was taken to shop and a 30-40 ton press couldn't get the axle out of the hub.

 

These are often stuck in there really good though. If a 3lb sledge wont budge it after a few hits, a hub puller can usually get it loose without mushrooming the end of the axle.

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There are stories of onethat was taken to shop and a 30-40 ton press couldn't get the axle out of the hub.

These are often stuck in there really good though. If a 3lb sledge wont budge it after a few hits, a hub puller can usually get it loose without mushrooming the end of the axle.

Thank you. I was hoping to put the old axle back in again but now the "U" joint is stuck at a downward angle and will not go back into tranny. SMH

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Best bet would be replace the hole hub with a j yard special. We had one on the shop that did the same thing, tried pressing it out and nothing. Had to replace the whole thing.

Good luck

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Yea for those that live in the rust belt it would be wise to pull them and grease the splines to prevent rust.  

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My buddy had a stubborn one, we pulled the whole thing and put like 10tons to it, gave up and got the whole deal from a yard.

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Pep boys, autozone, etc have pullers (really pushers, heh) for sale and loan.

 

A good 3-arm one with fixed arms and made to be hit with a sledge after having the bejeezus tightened out of it will do the job (after you put the arm back in the ball-joint so you can really smack the bugger)

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I HAD TO DEAL WITH A SEIZED AXLE IN A HUB. WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN 60 DOLLARS WORTH OF BRAKE PADS BECAME 300 DOLLARS WORHT OF JUNKYARD KNUCKLES AND AXLES

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