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How to Change a CV Axle on an 01-04 ADD Tacoma

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tigerfan00, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. FTB530

    FTB530 Well-Known Member

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    Lookin for info.... I just noticed the front driver side boot is cut and oil is leaking out of it ... Not bad enough it is leaking on the ground... Here is my delima ... I am up in the mountains and two hours from home... Is it sFe to drive it home to do the repair or should i go to the nearest dealer or have it towed v??? I am o a cell phone and not sure if this is the right place to ask but i couldnt figure out how to start a new thread ... Thanks for any advice any one can give me!!
     
  2. Jdaniel1274

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    You should be fine, as long as do not any deep water crossings.
     
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    good write up, mine used a 35mm socket though? weird.
     
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    Nice write up Jeff, I'll save it for later use.

    Are your coil overs installed upside down? All of the ones I've seen the threads are at the top.
     
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    Is it possible to pop the cv out of the snap lock on the inner cv? The black inner section of my cv had a lot of up and down movement since my Moab expedition. The wheel was off the ground a few times. I can feel and hear slight play in the cv at slow speeds.
     
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    Thanks for this great step by step process. I changed out my CV axle yesterday with no problems. Popped out of the diff just fine and snapped back in with one hammer blow. All good and no more ugly scraping noises from the front end.
     
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    If one were to damage that thin metal lip that meets up to the oil seal in the process of prying out the shaft, is there a place or part number to replace it? I managed to mangle mine, and now the seal won't stop leaking no matter what. The only way I've found to replace it is to get a whole new shaft.
     
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