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#1 Old 02-09-2005, 01:39 PM
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How to remove CV axle

The CV axle is shot on the passenger side of my 92 camry 4cyl. I plan on replacing it this weekend but am wondering how you get it out of the transmission? I can handle everything else no problem but ran into trouble here when doing the other side one time before. Any advice?
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It's got a snap ring holding it in place within the differential. You have to generate enough of an impact to compress the snap ring.

With the passenger half axle the bearing support for the shaft might be corroded to the point where the bearing won't come out of the support bracket after the locking bolt is loosened and the bearing snap ring removed. If this is the case, you'll need to remove the bolts holding the bearing support to the engine. Then when you impact the shaft out of the differential, then everything will move with the axle.

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I just did mind not too long ago, You'll need to remove the brakes, disassemble it all and hang the caliper. Take off the disc, you'll need to unbolt the cv in the back, where it bolts up to ur tranny. Make sure you call up ur local shop and ask them for the torque specs becuz u'll pretty much have to remove the whol wheel assembly. I can't really remember in detal, but it didn't take long, just make sure u have a nice impact wrench for removal, and a nice torque wrench for reassembly.
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To get the axle out of the steering knuckle housing, remove the axle nut, and the two bolts and nut holding the lower ball joint to the control arm. Then use a prybar to push the control arm down so the ball joint bolts will clear it. Then swing the strut and steering knuckle outward while tapping the axle into it. This will give enough clearance to get half axle free of the steering knuckle housing. I've always managed to change the half axles while leaving the brake caliper and rotor in place.

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You have to generate enough of an impact to compress the snap ring.

Good luck.
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for the quoted, you are talking about the driver side (the short one, one piece), right?
How do you generate enough impact to compress the snap ring, which sit inside the differential case?
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ruoknow,

Both axles (passenger/driver) use the same snap ring to hold them in the differential.

Check out post number 7 on this thread, about impacting the shaft to compress the snap ring.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t62706.html

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just get 2 big screwdrivers and pop it out, and get out of the way of spilling tranny oil, wipe the seal off, wipe the new axle off and get it started straight into the trans and twist it to get it to spline, then it might just push in, if not tap the end, DONT BEAT THE HELL OUT OF IT trying to get it in and put the nut on the end if ya gotta hit it

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Check out the repair manual for the gen3 Cam that is on here in the forum. You could also go to autozone.com and go to their repair section. They have much detailed info on it. That's what I used when I did mine.

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ruoknow,

Both axles (passenger/driver) use the same snap ring to hold them in the differential.

Check out post number 7 on this thread, about impacting the shaft to compress the snap ring.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t62706.html
500KCamry

Thanks.

BTW, your drawing is very nice and clear.
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BTW CV removal

slide-hammer slide-hammer bump bump and off the rolla it is.
This was the best trick ever. Rented hammer from Advanced and took to the u-pull-it
with me and got 2 axles off in 2 minutes.
wham bam thank you mam. Thanks to member that posted "slide-hammer"
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