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Old 10-30-2019, 06:25 PM   #1
stevemd
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An Engine Hoist Has Other Uses.... Axle Rehab

Rather than chase an axle around on the floor or work table with a hammer, trying to separate the CV joint for cleaning and inspection, I strapped it onto my engine hoist and tensioned it. 2 whacks with the hammer on a brass drift popped it right out.

I used a milk crate to catch the CV joint (2nd pic). Sorry the pics are sideways.
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