awd right front cv axle removal

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awd right front cv axle removal

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzkywfOCVoU
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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Post by CHAFF » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:18 pm

Here is the puller that I had to make to pull that shaft and bearing.... without it, I would have needed to pull the transfer case completely out.
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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Post by tpollauf » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:30 am

Nice rigging there! I've had to make special jigs/harnesses/fixtures many times over the years to perform BIZARRE stunts similar to this to get me out of a jam. I'm fortunate to have milling machines, lathes, welders, unlimited steel , etc needed to perform this work. Great job and thanks for sharing it with us.

Now show us your Vibe ........ hint, hint :lol:
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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Post by jolt » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:18 pm

Alright, way to go CHAFF! I like it. It is always nice to see some thinking, craftsmanship, and effort going on to get a job done. :D

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Re: awd right front cv axle removal

Post by CHAFF » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:31 pm

Wow, I didn't think this would be received so well. Here are a few more pics just in case anyone else is ever in this bind.
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