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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 09:54 PM
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^ John, nice tutorial with pics! Would a 2-3 jaw gear puller help to push the axle shaft in more?
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^ John, nice tutorial with pics! Would a 2-3 jaw gear puller help to push the axle shaft in more?
You could use the puller just to keep it in place so it doesn't move, however I wouldn't suggest pushing the axle farther than the 'bind point' with it to prevent damage to the cv joint.

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Hey Sousa. Just wanted to say thanks for writing this up. I wasn't really looking forward to this job but with your excellent write up I finished my passenger front in just a couple hours for my first time. You rock!

If anyone has trouble getting the hub out, I recommend checking out some youtube videos of people using bolts/nuts/couplers to press the hub off the spindle.

PS to hold the axle shaft in place I used the closed end of a wrench on one of the wheel studs, positioned the body of the wrench so it laid across the axle shaft, and tightened down a lug nut on the stud/wrench end.
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Hey Sousa. Just wanted to say thanks for writing this up. I wasn't really looking forward to this job but with your excellent write up I finished my passenger front in just a couple hours for my first time. You rock!

If anyone has trouble getting the hub out, I recommend checking out some youtube videos of people using bolts/nuts/couplers to press the hub off the spindle.

PS to hold the axle in place I used the closed end of a wrench on one of the wheel studs, positioned the body of the wrench so it laid across the axle shaft, and tightened down a lug nut on the stud/wrench end.
Can you post the link to the You Tube video you describe?
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Can you post the link to the You Tube video you describe?
I used this first method. I skipped the first step shown of using your power steering as a hydraulic press. 3/8" couplers and bolts will just fit in between the hub and the spindle for the Gen 4 Taurus. I got mine from Home Depot.

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