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Drive Axle problem

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by razma, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. razma

    razma Junior Member

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    I have a honda civic 92 lx i am doing a motor swap right now and i ran into a prblem i cant get the driveaxle back in to the transmisson.The alxes will slide in but will not lock all the way in theres like a 1/2 inch gap.Any ideas on how to get them to slide in
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    push and wiggle... it will settle eventually while you play with it. if not, perhaps you have the wrong axel?
     
  3. razma

    razma Junior Member

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    There the right axles there the ones i pulled off the tranny thats now in the car
    I will try to move them agian :angry: already tred this for like 2 hours
     
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    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    I've had that problem before, push them in with your hand as far as they will go, hold them there and LIGHTLY tap them with a small sledge hammer, they will go into place easy.
     
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    DON'T hit the actual axle with the hammer though- i usually put a piece of 2x4 on the stubborn axle and tap the fugger in gently
     
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    treat that axle like a dirty whore...beat the fuck outta it...it will eventually go in.
     
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    hit it with a hammer if that dont work get a bigger hammer
     
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    rubber mallet, if you flare the end of the spline you won't get the nut back on. Thay ar esupposed to snap in. Not be beaten, sometimes the snap ring doesn't want to center itself. I use bearing grease and work it in underneath the ring into the groove. This will allow you to place it in the center, have it held by the thick grease, and have it snap in.
     
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