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Axle removal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hortona, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Jan 27, 2017 at 1:29 PM
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    hortona

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    on my 1995 Toyota Tacoma I am trying to pull the cv axle out of the differential and it won't budge. Also is their a way to make it so I won't have to replace my dif. Fluid. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:09 PM
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    I had to use a painters tool called a "5&1" tapped it lightly in between the axle and the diff and pryed it out. It didn't really take much force at all
     
  3. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:10 PM
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    Also only the tiniest amount of oil dribbled out.I recomend replacing the axle seal also.you can get a seal puller at harbour freight for $3
     
  4. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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    Also is it really worth it to replace the cv boot rather than the axle. The boot was twenty bucks and it seems like the whole axle is only around 50
     
  5. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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    Nah I always just do the whole axle
     
  6. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    Yeah I might just do that
     
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  7. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:21 PM
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    I swear I can not seem to pull the axle out of the dif, does it matter if a have add difs
     
  8. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:23 PM
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    You may need to pry from opposite sides at same time or pull axle while you pry.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    This may seem a dumb question but is it already diconnectef from the hub?
     
  10. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:26 PM
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    Yup, it is.
     
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  11. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:27 PM
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    Your slpine clip must be holding on for dear life! Lol
     
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  12. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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    Yeah it sucks haha, I'm just gonna return the boot and just get a whole new axle tomorrow
     
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  13. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    Those suckers can be tough
     
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    Make sure the axle isn't like "hanging" downward. I usually try to hold the half shaft till it's sorta straight in and out or level, then try to pry it out. Usually makes it easier. Same with putting the new one back in. Don't let gravity work against you.
     
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  15. Jan 27, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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    Damn, that's exactly what I was doing was letting it hang
     
  16. Jan 27, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    Its worth rebooting. Oem cvs are stronger than the aftermarket ones.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2017 at 7:17 PM
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    I'm just gonna get an after market one and keep the oem one around, I rarely off road. And the cv joint is pretty far gone. But if I start off reading I'll throw a new joint on oem one and worry about it than
     
  18. Jan 27, 2017 at 8:29 PM
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    True however after markets come with lifetime replacement warranties and oem dont
     
  19. Jan 27, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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    Hey, your on to something
     
  20. Jan 27, 2017 at 9:36 PM
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    Idk man, I've rebooted my fair share and dealing with those clips to get to tripod joint off is just annoying.
     

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