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Cv axle being replaced tomorrow, is there any surprises?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomakid96, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    I'm replacing my divers side cv axle tomorrow and was wondering if there is any possible snags that any of you guys have experienced before in a first gen.

    Any tips would be very helpful, this will be the most mechanical thing I have attempted. So wish me luck!:cool:
     
  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    You shouldn't have any trouble. After you move everything out of the way....its cake. A long prybar comes in handy here.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    What are the steps involved with replacing an axle? Sorry for the thread jack I'm just probably gonna need to do this soon
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Damn you're quick haha my bad. To the op good luck
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Alright question #2 what is the torque required for the lower bj and axle nut?
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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  8. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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  10. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Also a bit of grease to hold the c-clip on the shaft is helpfull.
     
  11. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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  12. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    cool thanks for the help guys, Im feeling alot more confident about tomorrow!
     
  13. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Ya finally gonna do it Phil ?? Malander too ??

    Cool , it'll be a CV R&R Palooza !! :D:D

    Not too hard to do once you get all the shit out of your way , try to have a buddy there with ya , you'll need him to support the CV axle while you knock the axle off its splined end for removal because there are 2 axle housing seals (one on each side) & they are super soft, expensive & tear easier than hell, the extra hand is for supporting axle,keeping it all level as you pull the shaft out, I will say if your doing the CV you'd be time & $$ ahead if you just replace the whole axle, thats what I did for both sides & the difference in $$ isn't much about another $20 per side & it'll save you about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in hassle !! ;):D
     
  14. Mar 31, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    Cool thanks doug! Ya I just got the new axle and my uncles gonna help me out since he's got a shit ton of tools. I'll make sure and be gentle around those axle housing seals.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    She's all buttoned up guys! Went very smooth and was a good learning experience thanks for all the tips and thanks tiger for the writeup
     
  16. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Haha, I'll post pictures just for you eric..... In the morning:D
     
  18. Apr 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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  19. Apr 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Ok I didnt take any pictures as I was working but here are the before and after pictures.

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