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manual hub re-installing the axle

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by blake5995, May 21, 2013.

  1. May 21, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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    Alright i need help quick. my buddies truck has a 6 inch lift and both lower and upper ball joints sheared off and the spindle went flying. so now i need to put the truck back together. after replacing much of the front end i am now stuck on how to put this axle in. i have never done one with a manual locking hub. i have done the ADD axles 40 times on my truck and i can do it in no time but this manual hub has me beat.
     
  2. May 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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    no one ever replaced a axle?
     
  3. May 22, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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    What exactly you having problem with?
     
  4. May 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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    i dont have a problem i have never done a manual hub and the shop i work for hasnt done one in many years so i am kinda lost on it. I know on auto hubs you simply slip the axle end in the hub and tighten the huge nut on the outside of the hub. but on a manual i am guessing it is only held on by a c clip?
     
  5. May 22, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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    Yes held on by c clip, but also seen some that have a bolt on the end of the shaft.
     
  6. May 22, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    So how do you go about putting the axle in? Sliding it in the installing the c clip?
     
  7. May 22, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    I did away with the snap ring and just used the bolt on the end of the axle.
    [​IMG]

    Using the snap ring
    [​IMG]
     
  10. May 22, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    The snap ring holds the axle in the diff, i would defiantly not "do away with it"
     
  11. May 22, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    yea guys thanks for the help a little late though. i figured it out
     
  12. May 23, 2013 at 2:50 AM
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    The "outer snap ring", like the one in the pic.

    The purpose of the outer snap ring is to keep the axle from sliding out of the hub.
     
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