Jump to content
Ultimate Subaru Message Board

Do I just tap the axle spindle back into the bearing housing??


Recommended Posts

I was able to tap the axle spindle out of the bearing housing... that was pretty easy!

”How To Keep Your Subaru Alive” does  not mention that as an option.

A Youtube video shows tapping the housing back in to the spindle.

Can I do this without harming the CV joint?


Edited by mkoch
typo in heading
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/29/2019 at 5:01 PM, DaveT said:

Usually I can get enough threads through to start a nut. Pull it till it bottoms.  Put various spacers, washers, etc and use the nut each time until it's through.

this is exaclty what I did on saturday.  worked like a charm.  I put a little grease on the axle before starting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I learnt to do it the longer, easier way, by taking hub off vehicle, poking stub through from rear until it is jammed in and holds weight off the driveshaft

Then lift hub so gearbox face end of shaft is off ground best use block off wood

Then drop, lift, drop, lift, drop, lift drop uses weight of hub to work in Steptoe's favour

Never had any further dramas, never needed to freeze shrink stuff in freezer or apply heat

Edited by Steptoe
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...