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    All fixed up, and the weekend is still young. Good Job!
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    Nice write up! About to do this myself!
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    Default Re: CV Axle Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by kovawa View Post
    Oh Wow -You'd been trying to yank the axle out by pulling on it? It's no wonder you were having problems! CV axles, especially the ones with the inner "Tripod" style joint don't take kindly to "yankin'" The joints are only held in their housing by small cir-clips and the rubber boot itself. It's always best to subscribe to the "Bigger Pry-Bar Theory" when trying to remove the axle stub from the front diff.
    I replaced my CV boots recently and removed both half shafts by lightly tugging on them. They came out very easily. Nothing broken, no problems, no leaks after. 4wd works great.
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    I'm having a time just getting the dust cover off the hub. Not seeing where it separates...?

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    You may have to use a cold chisel and a rubber mallet. (You COULD use a thin bladed screwdriver, but not being as wide as a cold chisel, be even MORE careful not bend the cover) Work your way around the cover. Just get it lightly separated in one spot, and move directly opposite on another spot directly opposite the cover. Do it in stages...DONT try to get a huge gap all in one spot. Work it off. Take your time.
    Also, hit it lightly...They are easy to bend.
    Make sure you coat the edge that slips into the hub with anti-seize before reinstalling it...Even if you live in a non-rust area....Should make it easier to pull if you ever need to again.

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    Got it! Thanks Stone!

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