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I was in the process of getting my transmission back in the car and getting the axles snapped it place when the left CV came apart inside the boot
Has anyone had this happen? I looked it up in the helm and I'm getting more and more confused by the minute. It came apart right before the intermediate shaft. Can I take that boot off and just pop the splines back in or do I need to rebuild it?

Also....what size is the spindle nut? The book says 24mm but it looks much larger. Thanks in advance guys....

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You might be able to get the CV joint to slip back together, but I would want to remove the boot just to make sure that there is no internal damage. Of course, once you do that, you might as well rebuild it!

The nut on the axle is 36mm. It's a 24mm shaft, but the nut is 36mm. How did you remove the nut without knowing what size it was!?!?!?

How old are the axels? You might want to rebuild them just as a preventative measure.



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 71dsp:
How did you remove the nut without knowing what size it was!?!?!?


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I didnt remove it yet. I plan to get the correct socket and remove the shafts completly tonight. Do you recomend rebuilding them myself or just buy rebuilt ones?



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You need a really big breaker bar. Those nuts are torqued to 180 lb*ft. I had to use a 4 foot breaker bar to get them off.

Do you have a Helm's manual? It will show you how to rebuild them. If I were to buy axles, I would buy brand new ones, not rebuilt.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 71dsp:
Do you have a Helm's manual? It will show you how to rebuild them. If I were to buy axles, I would buy brand new ones, not rebuilt.

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Yes I have a Helm but it looks confusing as **** looking at it in the book without seeing it for real! How much do you think new halves go for? Are rebuilds unreliable?

Oh.....and I have 110K on my car....


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I am sure some rebuilds are good, I just don't trust people sometimes.

New drive axles run a bit over $200 each. I think rebuild kits go for about $100 for both sides, so it's cheaper to rebuild, but if the axles are quite worn, I would just buy new ones (money conerns also need to be taken into account!).

Where are you getting the tools from? Sears sells a 36mm 1/2" drive socket, but 1/2 drive is a little small to break torque on that nut. I used a 3/4" drive breaker bar, 3/4" drive extension, and a 3/4" to 1/2" adapter to get the nut off. You will have to drop the car back onto the ground to keep the wheel from turning when you try to break torque on the nut.

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Thanks Billy. I got the nuts off with a 36mm 1/2" drive socket and an air gun. I also see what happened inside. The little rotor bearing things came out of their slots. I just lined them back up, added grease and popped it back together. We'll see tomorrow how it all works if I get everything back together.....Thanks for your help again!

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