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Anything special needed to change the CV axles?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 3.4L, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    3.4L

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    Im thinking of doing this myself to save a couple of dollars... Im quite good mechanically but Im not sure what needs to be done to get the axles out in the easiest way...
    97 4x4 with auto hubs
    Any suggestions?

    thanks

    peter
     
  2. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    the axle nut is a 30 mm i believe. other than that i think u need a 14, 17 19 socket and wrench and def a hammer and prybar to punch the cv's out. and a torque wrench to torque the axle nut back down. i can get u specs if u want them. i just replaced mine....
     
  3. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    I haven't done it on a Tacoma but I hear slide hammers are easier to use than pry bars to get it out. Supposedly the trick is to hose clamp the slide hammer claw in place. Autozone loans them with a deposit.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    yep...that axle nut is the only thing you need a "special" tool for

    i forget the size...30mm may be correct but im not gonna run out to my truck to check
     
  5. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    a three foot pry bar and a hammer. they come out every time....
     
  6. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    I heard a 1 3/8" socket works which would be closer to 34 or 35 mm but again, I haven't done it so I'm not sure. I would like to know for sure so I can go buy the socket and keep it ready to go.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    youre correct...its a 35mm

    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/cv_axle/
     
  8. Apr 22, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    i just asked another buddy he said either 32 or 36.
     
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