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Axle replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Smurf rig329, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Dec 27, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    Smurf rig329

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    33 in buckshot maxxis mudders, it has a 2 inch rough country leveling kit on it. Pioneer toich screen radio.
    NEED HELP!!!
    Axle replacement for 2nd gen taco...and GO
     
  2. Dec 27, 2017 at 8:57 AM
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    Are you looking for somebody to come over to your place and do the swap for you, or somebody to search and post the multitude of info here on how to do it?
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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    I bowed up on my crow bar and still can get it to come out of the front diff...
     
  4. Dec 27, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    Rotate the axle a few degrees, retry the pry bar with quick and hard force, and repeat as necessary. When you find the sweet spot on the C-clip the axle will pop right out.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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    Thanks, did t want to break anything by beat him it but sounds like I'm gonna have to beat it
     
  6. Dec 27, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    it just needs a good pop
     
  7. Dec 27, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    33 in buckshot maxxis mudders, it has a 2 inch rough country leveling kit on it. Pioneer toich screen radio.
    What about a hammer and punch
     
  8. Dec 27, 2017 at 10:01 AM
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    I think the safest and best way is with a slide hammer, but I'm sure all manner of implements have been used.
     
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    There's a video of a guy using metal cable and a sledgehammer or axe as an improvised slide hammer, and much easier to use than a regular slide hammer. Basically loop the cable around the axle end nearest the differential like a noose, then loop the other end...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5JSWu6mTE
     
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  10. Dec 27, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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    My cv will not come out unless I use this method


    Works every time and have used it on other people rigs too
     
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  11. Dec 27, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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    Just beat it
    Just beat it...
     
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  12. Dec 27, 2017 at 11:52 AM
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    Axle popper tool. Just looks like a big pickle fork
     
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  13. Dec 27, 2017 at 3:07 PM
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    3/1 lowrange spacer lift 285/70/17 wildpeaks
    Mine was a pain to get out used a bar and 5pd sledge
    When u put it back in make sure you have the c clip the right way (not sure if its up or dowm)
    goes back in alot easier - ask me how i know
    When i did mine didnt remove sway bar

    watch video
    Good luck
     

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