awd right front cv axle removal

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awd right front cv axle removal

Postby sparky12 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:23 am

has any one had any experience removing the right front cv joint on an 05 awd vibe..it is not your average animal,,it has a large bearing on it in the end of the transaxle,,and stub shaft a ppears to be about a foot long,,gave it a couple good licks with a hammer ,,.and nothing happened,,any info appreciated

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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Postby shermaner12 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 am

Did you have any luck with this. Doing this this weekend. Watched a few videos, seems like you need to take the carrier bearing bracket off the engine in the process.

Let me know if you did this.

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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Postby jolt » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:26 pm

Do you really think sparky12, with one post five years ago and has never posted since, is going to reply?

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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Postby SeattleJeremy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:05 pm

shermaner12 wrote:Did you have any luck with this. Doing this this weekend. Watched a few videos, seems like you need to take the carrier bearing bracket off the engine in the process.

Let me know if you did this.

hi Shermaner12
Check out these videos. Hope this helps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEwSe4xjD4Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzkywfOCVoU
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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Postby zbyers » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:18 am

jolt wrote:Do you really think sparky12, with one post five years ago and has never posted since, is going to reply?


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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Postby shermaner12 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:57 am

Thanks for the links but I have seen those. Neither are how my vibe is set up. The 2005 AWD the bearing is actually housed inside of the transfer case. Same ring and bolt retainers but not in a seperate bracket. I managed to have a dealer pull it for the whopping price tag of $1000. And after seeing how much rust there was there was no way with out a lift and a 15# sledge i was ever going to get that out. Heres a photo. You can see just how much bigger the bearing is toward the outside.
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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Postby SeattleJeremy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:23 pm

shermaner12 wrote:Heres a photo. You can see just how much bigger the bearing is toward the outside.

Wow, that's a weird setup. Thanks for posting a photo.
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