Did you solve this?So... I went to swap out my axles today and my passenger side axle was too long. My new axle was 3/16" longer then my dead one on the inside splines. This caused a gap between the seal and the housing. Has anyone experienced this and/ or do I have the wrong one? I am fit to be tied!!,
Did you solve this?
And what aftermarket part/vendor did you buy/use that sent you the longer axle? Might help folks in the future if you let everyone know who sent you the wrong size axle (assuming that was the problem)
Sucks that it happened to you, but anyone reading this would benefit from not making the same mistake.
Hopefully, you've fixed this and you are back on the road.
Thanks for the tips even if I have not totally understood how you proceed (my english is not very good at all).I did both,driver side was hard getting the shaft out of the differential,On the passenger side i tried something and it worked great,and got the axle out in no time,I wish I videoed it,but didn't, so ill try and explain it the best i can.
I put a ratchet strap around it like a lasso,wrapping it around the the piece with the flange where you put the punch or screwdriver, to knock it out,(clean it off and double wrap the strap,(putting the strap through the ring,instead of using the hook) and put the other end with the ratchet on something stationary,parallel to the car,or you could put a 2x4 or 2x2 piece of pine(framing lumber),cut to fit in the wheel well,(use a short strap)and just snug the strap with the ratchet so there is tension on it,and then use a punch or long screw driver,and pop it with a 3lb or 4lb dead blow hammer, or similar. Mine popped out on the 1st blow,I couldn't believe it.The 1st one took a long time,most of it,trying to get the axle out.
Putting the tension on it stopped the clip from acting like a spring,and absorbing the blow, many times, you will see guys in the videos,pounding on it,trying to get it out. it made the job so much easier.
I can't see how a slide hammer would work to get the axle out, I tried to pull my last axle out by yanking on it and the cv joint pulled apart and the stub stayed in the t-case.Hi
I have replaced my front axle. While I was in, I also replaced the "Shaft seal with lock ring". To get it out, I made a slide hammer with a threaded shaft. Hop, easy out
For the axle, I did not encountered any issue to get it out and in. Very surprised. No need to force.
And now, I dont have any humming noise any more.
Very happy. Thanks all for your tips.
It still came out OK, for the seal I used a seal puller like this. http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/autocraft-0-ring-and-seal-puller-ac568/9021248-P?searchTerm=seal+pullerI didn't used the slide hammer to get the axe out. I used one while the axle was out to remove the *"Shaft seal with lock ring".
No luck for you to have your stub stayed inside