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Unread 08-02-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Front CV Axle Removal

Read the procedures on here, great info, but after getting the three bolts off I can't get any further, nothing seems to want to move or come off. We are at the point of removing the axle if I read everything right. I have the CV joint style axle, everything is stock on this ride so far. HELP!

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Unread 08-02-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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after you take those 3 bolts off it should pop off and come out... try a few blows with the BFH
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Unread 08-02-2008, 11:25 AM   #3
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Been beating the monster, doesn't want to budge. Does the dust shield come off with outer portion of the axle? From the write-up pictures I don't see a dust shield. We have hit everywhere we can think of, on the side, from the back, no joy. Then again his/write-up outer axle shaft came right off due to it being broke right there.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 12:31 PM   #4
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Are you trying to get the hub off? Don't hit that with a hammer. Thread in a longer bolt just a few turns so it's sticking out. Then turn the steering wheel, should pop right off.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 12:51 PM   #5
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Yes still trying to get the hub off, if I'm correct afer the hub is off the CV axle should just slide out. Dumb question number one, thread a bolt into where/what?

Wheel rermoved, brake pads, caliper, rotor removed, 3 bolts removed, axle nut, cotter pin, washer, spring all removed. Looking at the hub, it won't come off at all. Working on the passenger side if that has any bearing.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 12:56 PM   #6
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Here, check this out minute 1:59

http://jeepspace.jeepforum.com/video...D=434#video434

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Unread 08-02-2008, 01:14 PM   #7
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The video tips are great, but it shows a U-Joint style axle, I don't have any thing to brace the extension against with the CV-Joint style axle from what we can see. Unless I've been looking at it for too long and fustration is over-ruling my brain.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 01:49 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the tips and pointers, it finally broke free. Not by my doing though, clearer heads prevail, my wife after seeing the tips and my fustration, went right to it, she threaded the 3 bolts back in tapped on them a few times, broke it free and off it came. Again thanks for all the help. Now to put it all back together again.
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Thanks for all the tips and pointers, it finally broke free. Not by my doing though, clearer heads prevail, my wife after seeing the tips and my fustration, went right to it, she threaded the 3 bolts back in tapped on them a few times, broke it free and off it came. Again thanks for all the help. Now to put it all back together again.
sounds like your wife is a keeper. maybe you should let her do the wrenching on your jeep from now on
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Unread 08-02-2008, 09:14 PM   #10
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Yeap she sure is a keeper, and knows her way around a tool box, and is capable of doing brake jobs, engine rebuilds etc etc. She's the level headed one, I feel that if the manual says this is the way it's supposed to come off, then it better damn well work that way. She on the other hand thinks/knows that there is a way to get around it not going the way it should. She can work on her Durango, and fix it with no problems, she even argued with the guys from the parts store when they told her that her Durango didn't come with ABS when she was replacing her front hub assembly. Bunch of idiots they lost that fight. She has been teaching our daughter to do vehicle maintenance, in fact daddy's little girl (16 yo) is doing my oil change tomorrow.
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