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Unread 02-11-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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rear axle shaft removal?

I cant get my axle shaft freed up, all the bolts are out and the e-brake assembly is loose but I cant break the axle free. Any ideas on how I can pull this shaft out? hard to pry out with the ebrake in the way and have already tried wacking the hell out of it with a hammer. There isnt a C clip or anything inside the pumpkin to hold them in right?

My axle got bent and was destroying my bearings, wondering if thats why its not easy to pull.

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Unread 02-11-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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It sounds like the bend is creating a bind at the carrier.
Try rotating the axle as you pound on it from behind the flange.
If that doesn't work you will probably have to loosen the caps on the carrier bearings and turn the shaft until the pressure is relieved.
Good luck
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Unread 02-11-2011, 11:17 PM   #3
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Once you remove the 4 axle plate bolts it should slide out with the bearing assembly - agree, the bent axle is probably jammed into the carrier and will need some force to get it out - no C clips I am aware of in the JK D44 rear. JKC08JK is right, you may need to pop the diff open and loosen the bearing caps to get some play and wiggle it out of the carrier.
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thanks guys! after nobody said there were C clips I got a little bit rougher with it and managed to use a pry bar on it. It popped right out and I was able to slide the new chromos in just stuck on getting these damn ebrake cables back on now.
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Please try not to make it sound so difficult
I'm going to tear my whole rear-end down tomorrow and I need all the confidence I can muster just to get started
Gears, locker, shafts, truss, and brackets are all on the list
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man I swear it would be a peace of cake if these damn ebrake cables would go back on.
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man I swear it would be a peace of cake if these damn ebrake cables would go back on.
Did you pin the e-brake handle/drum in the cab?

If not, you need to go and do that.
It holds the spring loaded drum so the cables will be extended.

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Just zip-tie 'em up to the frame, they won't stop you in a real emergency anyways!
They should be called "only for parking on level ground brakes"
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Opps, the instructions call for you to lock the ebrake cable prior to removal just to avoid that, they are self adjusting and you will need a spoon or such to back them off. Thought you had the manual?
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The cables will bee too short to reconnect (at the wheel) if the drum on the lever in the cab is not pinned to the lever, with the lever all the way down.
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