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Driver side axle removal?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject:  Driver side axle removal? Reply with quote

What did you guys use to remove the driver side axle from the transmission? I used pry bars and failed for 2 hrs. I disconnected the control arm from the spindle as well as the tie rod. Had to put everything back together again.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I used a small cats paw and leveraged it (very carefully) against the transmission case. All it took for me was a quick push and the axle popped right out of the transmission.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Not sure how you are using the pry bar.

There are snap rings on it, so it requires a quick 'pop' type motion, rather than just prying on ir slowly/steadily

I took an old 2x4, place it against the axle at a 45*ish angle, and took a hammer and gave it a few quick/firm (but not pounding) taps and it came right out

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Exactly where did you place the 2x4 against the axle?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I got so fed up of trying the drivers side axle out of the transmission during my engine swap that I pried on it until the whole output shaft came out (the snap ring holding the output shaft in gave way rather than the snap ring holding the axle on)...so yea, don't do that. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

In this picture:
http://www.wbodystore.com/popi.....&img=1

all the way to the right, the big section right before the axle goes into the trans, I angled it on that part and was able to get a solid 'grip' on it there

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