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Drive axles not fitting....

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by XenocideZero, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. XenocideZero

    XenocideZero New Member

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    I just swapped a B18C1 into my 95 Del Sol. The overall swap went off rather well, but now that I'm almost done, I've run into a problem.

    As far as I know drive axles simply slip back into the transmission or intermediate shaft. Now the problem is that mine don't. I've replaced the clip with a new one, but it still doesn't slide in. It goes in maybe a 1/4 of the way, just enough to get the hub back on but not enough to spin with the transmission.

    If anyone has any ideas they would be much appreciated.

    ~XenocideZero
     
  2. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    what axles are you using?
     
  3. XenocideZero

    XenocideZero New Member

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    I'm using the GSR axles. They fit when the motor was in my hatch which is why I'm stuck.
     
  4. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    are you putting them in the right way???
    and another thing is the axles have notches on the end,kinda like a "key" try seeing if the notches on the axles line up with the notches inside the tranny
     
  5. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I had that same problem, you just gotta work them in. I went at mine with a rubber mallet, you may not want to do that,
     
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    i was putting in mine and i took a peice of wood(firewood)and butted it up against the hub after putting the axles in it and hit it with a hammer a couple of times and they went in just fine.
     
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    didnt have a rubber mallet wish i did
     
  8. XenocideZero

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    I guess I'll have to try the hammer thing in the morning because I don't have anything better to try. Thanks for all of you help.

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  9. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    take the clamp off of the boot and see if the the bearing race has slipped down the splines. There is usually a snap-ring on it before the assembly will come off and it usually has to be banged off with a brass hammer, or pressed off. Same goes when putting it back together. Make sure the outer boot and assembly rotates without hesitation. If it does not, replace the axle as a whole unit.
     
  10. XenocideZero

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    Still not in.....

    Well I tried everything that was suggested and it's still not in. I even bought a new drive axle and it doesn't go in either. I'm seriously out of ideas. Someone please help.Any advice will be much appreciated.

    ~XenocideZero
     
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    which one isn't fitting both or just one?
     
  12. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Yah, a block of wood and a five pound sledge should be enough. The only other thing I can think is that there are burrs on the int. shaft splines that were created when someone pryed the old axle off before pulling the motor.
     
  13. XenocideZero

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    Just the passenger side one.

    And if I try the wood a sledge idea again how hard should I be hitting it? I'd really hate to have to buy another one.

    ~XenocideZero
     
  14. UNDR8D

    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    You may have to really smash it. If it's a decent axle then it should hold up to being hammered. Only a crap axle would fall apart.
     
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