Front differential problems
So I went around a corner yesterday morning and heard some noises. I turned down the radio and the heater (it's cold up here in Canada!) and tried another corner. Sure enough, the passenger side outer CV joint let go.
So I pick up a ton of parts and head home. I figured if I'm going to take it apart, I might as well do the whole front end. New upper/lower balljoints, tie rod ends, sway bar endlinks, idler arm, etc.
I put it all together and then noticed something. The passenger side axle slides in/outa solid 3/4"-1"
This is NOT good.
I'm being told there is a clip that holds the axle in, with a gear on the end of it and I have to remove the axle tube from the housing by the 5 bolts around the 4x4 actuator solenoid. Is this correct? It looks like I have to drop the differential down to get at the top bolts.
Any help would be appreciated, it sucks having to get a ride to work from your parents who live 35 miles away.