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Front passenger axle threads stripped by axle nut...looking for advice

Discussion in 'LR4' started by Marco Pizzolo, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. TrinidadLR4

    TrinidadLR4 Full Access Member

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    There is nothing particularly involving about replacing the front half shafts in this truck. There are a couple of videos on Youtube that show you how. A good one to follow is this guy doing it on an L322.
     
  2. Marco Pizzolo

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    Thanks TrinidadLR4.
     
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    I had major issues using after market axles. They wouldn't stay seated and kept popping out. The axles use a split ring to seat into a groove in differential and I found that the OEM is a beefier axle and their split rings mates to the differential without popping out. Of course your damaged axle, if OEM, can be difficult to now pop out during removal.
     
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  4. Marco Pizzolo

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    Thanks Lakeranger.

    I took a break from laying on the cold concrete in the garage for a bit, but appreciate the insight. I'm certainly not unwilling to buy OEM in order to ensure that the job is only done once. In the video i watched it looked like they used a small pry bar to pop out the half shaft from the differential. Is that what you did as well, or did you find a better approach?

    Thanks again,
     
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    I've always used a small pry bar. Quick popping movement normally unseated the circlip
     
  6. Marco Pizzolo

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    Thank you Michael Gain. Sounds like this will be my approach as well.
     

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