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    Alright well I'm finally getting around to putting my rear suspension back together. But I cannot get the halfshaft splines to align and slide into the hub. Anyone got any advice for me? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    ///Matt
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  • #2
    Just make sure everything is clean and deburred. If you find a burr just file it off. The splines fit fairly tightly, they tend not to just slide right in all the way. You should be able to get them in part way and maybe do some tapping of some kind from behind and some pulling via the nut from the other side.

    Stan

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    • #3
      so there is so special tool?

      ok. thanks, Matt
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      • #4
        Usually it's harder to get the old ones out than the new ones in! You're almost there, no special install tool is needed. BTW I ran into huge price variations with halfshaft rebuilds. Nearly a 6:1 price range.

        The tougher job back there is the rear wheel bearings. For that you DO need special tools. Rear subframe bushings can be a pain too.

        Stan
        Last edited by Stan; 07-17-2004, 10:35 AM.

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        • #5
          Ya, i am past all those pain, I just cant get these damn halfshafts in.

          Thanks though,

          Matt
          -Matt

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          • #6
            just happened to me, i got 3 bad shafts before i got two good ones they went in half way but wouldent go in any further, these were from a dealer too

            Shes sold now :(

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            • #7
              Brass hammer and punch(with flattened end).
              Make sure the splines match the groove pattern in the hub(a helping eye is better) then tap around the outer periphery of the outer joint in a circular system.
              this is to prevent wedging.
              Tap until you can grab some threads with the nut, then pull it in by torquing the nut.
              m

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              • #8
                FYI, My neighbor told me that he uses a axle nut which is ground down alot, and then welded into a metal pipe. Then he slide hammers the biatched in! I kind of like that idea. I am using my old halfshaft and they had to be pressed out, so I dont think they are going to go back in to easy. Thanks for all the help guys!

                ///Matt
                -Matt

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                • #9
                  They'll go in easier because the chemical bonds are broken, but it is almost a press fit.
                  m.

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                  • #10
                    got one in, took LOTS of filing and sanding but its going thanks all!

                    Matt
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