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Front axle install


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244793 posted 12/03/18 09:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is there a trick to getting the front axles to click in place? She's getting dangerously close to running, and while all the bolts on the wheel side line up, the passenger side at least (haven't started on the driver's yet) still seems to slide left and right if I unbolt everything on the wheel side. Maybe tightened down, things just slide into place?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244796 posted 12/04/18 05:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Check the clip on the transmission end of te axle. Make sure it isn't too snug or too loose



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244821 posted 12/07/18 07:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Seriously though, these axles are kicking my buttock. The clip looks appropriately loose. Do I need to separate the brake from the ball joint to slam the axle home? The splines are engaging, but the axles looks to still need to go in another half in or so.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244832 posted 12/09/18 08:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would remove the caliper/bracket and disconnect the strut. Then you can lock it in.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1244833 posted 12/09/18 09:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yeah, they can take a decent bit of work to get them to click in with one decent push from a straight on angle.

It can help to use a chemical that is auto trans/diff fluid compatible and will break down or not dilute in a bad way, to put under the
clip, to keep it centered on the axle so the part that would otherwise be sagging below the splines due to gravity, isn't in the way during the push.

Hope that helps.

I use dielectric grease sparingly but there are trans gel products that are auto fluid compatible, not sure about compatibility with diff fluids.
A quick internet search should yield some results.



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