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post #1 of 27 Old 03-20-2020, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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CV Axle Replacement gone wrong!

Hey Guys I was really hoping for some help. I am replacing my passenger side CV axle on my 08 overland and something odd has happened. The entire internal axle came with the CV!! I know on previous models these were held in with c clip. What should I do?


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post #2 of 27 Old 03-20-2020, 05:12 PM
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sometimes the stub axle pops out of the diff instead of the CV axle popping off of the stub.

make sure the clip came out with the stub axle. if it didn't you need to pull the diff and open it up to find it.

if the clip came out with it, replace the clip with a new one and just slide the stub axle back in.

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sometimes the stub axle pops out of the diff instead of the CV axle popping off of the stub.

make sure the clip came out with the stub axle. if it didn't you need to pull the diff and open it up to find it.

if the clip came out with it, replace the clip with a new one and just slide the stub axle back in.
Okay thank you! It looks like the clip made it how do I remove it and get another? Also what's my best bet to get this CV off the stub? Should I replace the seal now?
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You can grab the extension shaft in a vice and tap against the inner CV body to split them. That o-ring protects the splines so be sure to put it back.
I have had the extension shaft out before and I put it back without changing the clip.

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You can grab the extension shaft in a vice and tap against the inner CV body to split them. That o-ring protects the splines so be sure to put it back.
I have had the extension shaft out before and I put it back without changing the clip.
I got it septated but the shaft won't stay in. I can also see a small a gap in the seal. Think I should replace the shaft seal?

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You need to get the snap-rings to hold things tight. Either the snap-ring is bad or you haven't gotten it fully engaged. You can see where the seals were riding to determine if it is fully assembled.
If you can get a seal locally I would change it.

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You need to get the snap-rings to hold things tight. Either the snap-ring is bad or you haven't gotten it fully engaged. You can see where the seals were riding to determine if it is fully assembled.
If you can get a seal locally I would change it.
Okay I hear you there, are there any tricks to getting the old snap ring off and getting the new one on (assuming I can find one)? Also is there a stop on the oil seal? Thanks for the help guys btw, can't tell you how freaked out I was when I saw the other shaft come out with the CV axle hahaha

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Okay I wanted to add a couple things for this post and also ask for a little more information about the stub axle. For starters is this thing okay to tap in with a hammer? It seems like it is lined up but I cannot just push it in by hand. also I have the part numbers here for the snap rings for the stop shaft and a CV end and also the shaft gasket.

I'd recommend asking your dealer what the correct part is based off your Vin but in case you can't.

Snap ring on both ends #52069710AB
Axle seal # 52069706AB

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I just cannot get the actual reseat
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I had this the other day while replacing the lower control arm. I ended up giving it a few good whacks with a short piece of a 2by4. Make sure it’s all clean, the C-ring is in place. I gave it a thin film of marine grease and lined it all up as good as I could then whacked it on. When I couldn’t pull it back out by hand I reassembled the suspension. Seems to be all good now. No noises accelerating or in curves.
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I had this the other day while replacing the lower control arm. I ended up giving it a few good whacks with a short piece of a 2by4. Make sure it’s all clean, the C-ring is in place. I gave it a thin film of marine grease and lined it all up as good as I could then whacked it on. When I couldn’t pull it back out by hand I reassembled the suspension. Seems to be all good now. No noises accelerating or in curves. Good luck.
I appreciate the info, just to be clear that wasn't the CV that you had to knock in correct? I'm not having a problem with the CV, I can't seem to get the stub axle which goes into the differential back in place. It's driving me nuts!

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I appreciate the info, just to be clear that wasn't the CV that you had to knock in correct? I'm not having a problem with the CV, I can't seem to get the stub axle which goes into the differential back in place. It's driving me nuts!
It looked like the attached photo. I never took the axle apart since my CV seem okay. I think it’s the same axe with yours. I don’t think there is a specific way to line it up. Just insert it as far as you can and the use a rubber mallet of a piece of heavy wood and give the other end a good whack. That’s what I did but I am for sure no expert here.
Maybe SteveROntario could chime in here. He gave me some info.
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I went through this when I changed my front differential too. It is good that you are taking the time to realize you have a problem.
Putting that shaft back in is harder if you have an ELSD, I had to take the extension housing off and align the spines. The shaft is not machined in a way that it can easily realign the spines with a good whack. Hopefully this helps.

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https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/...-many-4334549/

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I went through this when I changed my front differential too. It is good that you are taking the time to realize you have a problem.
Putting that shaft back in is harder if you have an ELSD, I had to take the extension housing off and align the spines. The shaft is not machined in a way that it can easily realign the spines with a good whack. Hopefully this helps.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/f...rsion-4333649/
https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/w...-many-4334549/
Okay so this is amazing info, I'm definitely not going to keep trying to smack it with a hammer, I'll see if I can't rework everything back into place by rotating it slightly before I have to open it. I appreciate the info a lot. do you think I can get this done by just opening the faceplate of the differential?

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