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a tip for changing a cv axle

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Fire931, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Mar 30, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    Fire931

    Fire931 [OP] Well-Known Member Vendor

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    just finished changing out the front cv axle on the truck. i wheel mine pretty hard and always carry a spare axle in the toolbox just in case so i wanted to challenge myself to change it out using only the tools i keep on the truck just to prove i could do it on the trail if need be.

    well i got as far as being ready to pop the axle out and ran into a problem, i couldnt get enough force to pop the c-clip loose that holds the axle into the housing. typically one would use a slide hammer to pop it out but i dont carry one on the truck. so this got me to thinking what could i use, well i found out that that the prybar looking end on the factory lug wrench would hook it just enough to pop the axle out.

    just figured i would give everyone that info just incase you find yourself trying to change one out and cant get it loose.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Good info.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    i bought a small prybar whos sole purpose is to live in the truck in the event of a trail cv change
     
  4. Mar 31, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    Fire931

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    yea, the problem on mine was getting a prybar in there to it. usually i would gain access from the bottom but my skid is right in the way. only way i could get to it was straight through the frame which had little access.
     
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