Originally Posted by creaker2
Thanks Stillrunning. I may forced into this option.
Anyone have success with just removing the outboard axle?
How did you separate the two flanges after removing the six bolts?
My 85 had the outer axle secured this way, my 95 and 01 have axles that are one piece, no separate inner axle.
If yours is like my 85 the inner axle flange has six bolts, and the outer axle tulip (CV) joint housing has a flange with six holes, held in place by six nuts. If you have the nuts off, try tapping the tulip joint housing with a hammer and see if you can break it free of the inner axle flange. Otherwise a sharp chisel could be used and driven between the flanges. Try it, then spin the axle 1/4 turn, try again, and so on.
I suspect it would be mild corrosion holding the two together and that they should break free of each other without too much trouble.
85 LE 2SE 500K km - died trying to push a semi off the road
95 LE 5SFE 530K km, 530K km changed engine, 549K km second engine died, now 554K Km running with a 98 5SFE block and head
01 XLE V6 310K km