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Old 06-17-2006, 01:19 PM
 
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1997 GLT 850 wagon front driver's side. Currently part way thru the job....can't get the clamp bolt out that holds the ball joint. Got the nut off... banged on the bolt, no go....tried turning it from the opposite (head) side...won't turn or spin. Accckkk !!!!
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Old 06-17-2006, 01:22 PM
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If all else fails remove the 2 screws holding the Strut to the Hub and take the Axle out that way.
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Thanks Tech, I was considering the potential of that option. I appreciate your recommendation.

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Sometimes those bottom bolts can be a real Bear.

Thats why A lift and a really big breaker bar are the way to go.

Also soak it really good with rust penetrant.
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Used WD-40 and I split a Husky socket trying to spin that bolt, so that sucker is in there!

Took your advice and removed the two strut bolts and got the drive shaft out of the hub. I'm taking a break before I try to remove the axle from the trans or pull the outer CV boot off. The CV joint is not showing any obvious signs of damage. I have the boot kit, but if that's too difficult, I may go buy the axle. It's my first time ever doing this, so the learning curve is a big one, but I'm determined. Thanks for the great advice, Scott
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Which side Axle is it?
If it is the Right side (Pass. side) then you will need to remove the 2 12mm bolts holding the Axle support bearing to the engine and it will slide out no problem. If it is the Left side (Drivers side) then you will have to pry between the Axle and transmission to pop it out.

When you get the Axle out clean the Joint good. Where the Axle goes into the Joint you will see a Clip that needs to be spread. You will need to hold the clip open (spread) then Tap the outer joint off.
Sometimes they can be a Bear as well.
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Driver's side. Geez that was a b**** prying that axle out. I was hoping I'd be able to get the CV joint off without removing the axle. But after discovering the ring clip opening was on the bottom side, I had to pull it out. If I could get the d*** axle today, I would replace the whole thing after all that work. But I need to get this car ready for inspection on Monday, so I guess I'm going to attempt removing the CV joint. And yeah, everything I've read says it can be really hard to remove. Wish me luck!

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Good Luck.

BeCaferul hammering on the Joint. I always use a Brass Punch. If you don't have one then make sure you Tap on the outside edge carefully.

I have also seen some just fall off when you open the Clip.

Do you have like a CV pro's near you or something like that where you could bring it and have it rebuilt today?
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No, I don't have a brass punch, and if there's a CV pro shop near me, I'm unaware of it. If worst comes to worst and I ruin it, I'll wait until Monday and buy the whole darn axle. I've read tips like using the right size socket as a tap. I'm going to tackle it shortly. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again for your time and advice.

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No problem I will be waiting to hear from you.
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