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CV axle removal strap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JeffBoyardee, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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    JeffBoyardee

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    Somebody makes a tool that's basically a knotted rope you loop around your CV axle, then use a mallet as a slide hammer to pop your axles out in the field, without having to climb under the truck when you're in a sketchy situation. Does anyone know who makes it? I saw it on IG or something a few months ago.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    https://www.gziladesigns.com/products/cv-removal-tool

    I just bought one of these and used it on Saturday. Still takes some effort but it's much more effective than the pry bar method. Some will laugh at the price, but I'm not disappointed after pulling 2 CVs with it.
     
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    Hmm thats pretty neat. Honestly $30 isnt too bad, but could probably make do with some heavier rope if you had any on the trail
     
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    It's definitely something you could make on the trail if you were good at knots. The rope has to be pretty strong though due to the amount of force you have to apply. It also has to be pretty small rope to fit on the inside of the flange.
     
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    The key with getting a CV out is placement of the C clip on the CV spline shaft inside the spider gear. You want the opening of the C clip that gets compressed as it goes through the spider gear at the bottom. If the CV doesnt wanna come out easily, push the CV in to allow it to move freely, spin the shaft 1/6th of a turn, give the cup a few taps to settle the C clip and try again. You will find the CV comes out almost too easy when you get the C clip in the right position.
     
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    Thanks! That's not the one I was looking for, but same concept.
     
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    Honestly, I've had pretty good luck with the pry bar. Key is knowing where to pry and doing it in a quick and abrupt motion. You want a quick POP of the bar, not a slow loading of force. This uses inertia to quickly compress the c-clip and slide the axle out.

    PS: for those of you doing this on the trail it is a good idea to carry a quart of gear oil or jack up the truck fairly high on that side so the oil doesn't spill out.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    Pry bar has never worked for me.

    I made a similar tool and it works in seconds
     
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    Pry bar doesn't work with an IFS skid on, but gives more control and less chance of damaging the seal, but on the trail that's not a huge priority.

    I would just buy this 10' kevlar rope, since kevlar has almost zero stretch. Then just tie both ends in a loop, and make a lasso. One end over CV, other end slip a 3lb hammer in and wala.

    https://www.amazon.com/Spearit-30FT...pe&qid=1565209098&s=gateway&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1

    Then give one to a buddy since you'll have leftover rope.

    Actually I'm going to do that now......
     
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    Pry bar doesn’t work with skids. At least in my experience. A pry bar also takes up a significant amount more space and weighs more than rope.
     
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    That’s a good option, but it requires friends...

    I don’t have any of those. :rain:
     
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  13. Aug 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    Pry bar method requires getting under the truck, not always safe if you're on a trail with no good jackstand placement. The strap enables removal from the side. If I was planning another CV replacement I'd get the $29 one just to avoid all the profanity I use during prying.

    Whoever posted about prying in one spot, then pushing the axle in and rotating a bit before prying again was on the money. Picking one random spot and fighting with it is wasted time, unless you somehow hit the magic C-clip placement on the first try.
     

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