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Old 04-07-2009, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i broke the outer knuckle on my front right axle. my dad and i were able to get the axle out of the diff. so i bought a half-shaft axle, and i'm not exactly sure how to put the inboard joint back on the new axle or how to get it back into the diff.
I have a schamatic of all the parts but it doesnt really help.

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So i broke the outer knuckle on my front right axle. my dad and i were able to get the axle out of the diff. so i bought a half-shaft axle, and i'm not exactly sure how to put the inboard joint back on the new axle or how to get it back into the diff.
I have a schamatic of all the parts but it doesnt really help.

Please help.
Thanks in advance.

-Jason

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Little lost with inboard joint. The axle assy should be one piece with rubber boot around the u joints.

To put the axle back in the diff, just tap it in gently. Lube it up with grease first. There should be a little ring on the end of the shaft if memory serves me. Easy as pie.
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pull the boot off the inboard cup, look at the rim of the cup. There is a cir clip that holds the bearing cage inside the cup. Use a pick to remove the clip and pull the cage out. Once the cage is out there is a snap ring on the end of the axle. remove and slide the old axle out and install the new in reverse order.
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since you have a 2" lift more than likely your axle shaft has been rubbing the outer part of cup on the inboard joint and it has wore down the spot that the big clip sets in and you will have to pry it out with a screw driver and hammer and take a dremmel and clean up the recessed ring that the clip sets in and get a new ring there only a couple of bucks at the dealer.
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Little lost with inboard joint. The axle assy should be one piece with rubber boot around the u joints.

To put the axle back in the diff, just tap it in gently. Lube it up with grease first. There should be a little ring on the end of the shaft if memory serves me. Easy as pie.

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the axles come as seperate pieces from the dealer a half shaft which is the outer cvjoint and axle , and the inboard cv joint you have to put them together when you get it and they do not come with the big circular spring clip that holds the cage inside the inboard cv joint bell. you have to but it seperate
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thanks for all the help guys, i'm going to try putting it in. i just need to order the clips from the dealer. they wont be here for another week so i'll go from there.

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This is a video i made that will give you a basic idea of how to remove an install a generic CV halfshaft axle dealy bob. For what goes into the Diff you usually just have to push it in untill it clicks. I strongly suggest that you do a google search. At the top of google it will say "videos". Click on that after you do the search. Theres a lot of joint stuff regarding assembly and teardown. Good Luck.

Below is a URL / video of my install and remove vid.


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