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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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samurai rear axel. Please Help

Those of you who have taken your rear drive axel's out,
do you really need to have a slide hammer to get them out?
I don't have one and am taking my 3rd member out, so I need to take the drive axels out.
this is being done tonight, so please let me know.

if I really need to have a slide hammer, I will try to find one before I go home.

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YES! I didn't the first time I tore mine down. BIG mistake. Go to autozone or somewhere that rents 'em. It will save you mucho time. Brad.

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I've never needed one and I've pulled many shafts

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If it wont come out put the drum back on with the backing plate bolts still OFF and put your tire back on (rim alone would work best) and thread the lugs on a few turns and use the tire/rim combo as a slide hammer. It works well and is 1 less tool to carry.

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Sweet, thanks that is a great Idea...

kinda like the time I got stuck at 12am in the snow, up in a canyon (pretty stupid)
got my shovel out (it broke), pulled my comealong out (no tree within many feet)
crap, no pull buddy.
spent till 6am trying to figure a way out, then finally hiking back down to the road, flagged a snow plow down
he had this very long chain, draged it up to where I was and used the comealong.

out and very cold.
then later that day someone said, gee why didn't you just bury your spare tire and use it as a pull pal.

thanks I will do that instead tonight. I don't have a spare rim, but I do have a spare tire laying around on a rim.

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Re: samurai rear axel. Please Help

I tried that method of the burring stuff. It does not work in goopey stuff unless you've got a deeeeeeeeeeep hole. Even a little zook will suck a tire through the ground. With a slide hammer on my locker install, it came out in a breese!

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Re: samurai rear axel. Please Help

Well I guess I am getting a slide hammer,
I was just moving the whole vehicle around instead of actually getting the axels out.

Is it bad to have to use a slide hammer,
some of you have said that they come out really easy, and others say they are harder than heck to get out
like mine.
does this mean that my axels might be bent?

or was every damn bolt on my samurai put on with the hardest locktite they made at the factory...
all except the valve guides that blew out...

I don't have any air tools and man my arms get tired by 2 or 3am shees.

thanks for all your input people...

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Re: samurai rear axel. Please Help

I just welded my rear dif last weekend and I used the tire trick, To get off my drums and to get the axles out. Put thi tire on and give it a good whack on the back side with a sledge (rubber head if possible). That loosened things right up for me! Good luck!
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Re: samurai rear axel. Please Help

this may be dumb, but what about getting them back in? do you have to pound on them to get them back in
the carrage????



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Re: samurai rear axel. Please Help

No, once I got them out I had no trouble getting them back in. You just have to get them in there far enough to let the bolts start to connect. Once you get all 4 started tightening them will do the rest of the work.

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