Re: [DML] Re: Angle Drive installation - tips?
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Re: [DML] Re: Angle Drive installation - tips?

I see, so both sides affect the hub's seating?  I have the larger outer 
bolt on my car, 36mm I think, and I must have known this because I 
actually have such a socket in my tool box.  So I was OK there, just 
didn't have a large enough wrench for the inside bolt.  Can anybody 
confirm it's 1-1/4 or 32 mm?  before I buy one to try it? 

Although, that may be a moot issue for now, since the inner / angle 
drive nut is pretty much seized in place.  The shop I was at for 
yesterday's tech day did not have a large enough wrench, and channel 
locks that would fit didn't cut it, and would just tear up the nut if we 
continued.  I'll need a torch and a proper wrench for sure.

Looks like the P.O. tried, too, because I still have the dust shield on 
the angle drive, and when I removed it, I saw that the drive had been 
drilled open and had the back SILICONED in place again.  I'm surprised 
it ran as long as it did.   Was hoping I could do it on my own, but as 
usual, there's just one little thing that's a b**-otch that needs me to 
take it into a shop to get done.  Oh well, once I get the inside bolt 
off, the job looks pretty straight -forward.

Thanks for the tips, guys...
- ed

Dave Swingle wrote:
> Because if you don't tighten the angle drive nut FIRST there is a 
> danger that the axle won't seat all the way in the knuckle (it's a 
> tapered shaft). If it unscrews Bad Things Happen.
> Taking the outer nut off first also often makes it easier to get the 
> inner one off. Sometimes.
> Dave S


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