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Trouble with passenger side cv axle ( 2001 4x4 Limited xcab)

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by bobbason, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Nov 25, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    Hello all, so i started to notice a grinding noise off and on while driving. Long story short I need to change my CV axle on passenger side. Ordered a new one from Amazon and it did not fit. Found that piece of the old axle after the C shaped snap ring has broken off and is stuck sitting in the differential housing. Unable to remove it because gear teeth will not line up. I thought to remove the entry to differential on that side(differential tube). It is held in by 4 star head bolts. I figured to remove the old piece from that side but I am unable to break free any of these 4 star bolts. The 2 on bottom have really started to strip from my efforts to remove. Any ideas or suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else?
     
  2. Nov 26, 2018 at 1:56 AM
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    Sunnier Trying not to miss out on anything

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Good morning; bump.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2018 at 3:38 AM
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    Can you get a magnetic pick up tool in there too realign it and pull it out?
     
  4. Nov 26, 2018 at 4:51 AM
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    Morning Festerw, I did try that but the magnet is not strong enough to pull and align the teeth.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    Looking at the service manual, could you remove the axle actuator and get to it from there? Also assuming your using the correct E14 socket on those bolts about the only thing that may help is some heat.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    No go on accessing from actuator. I am headed to HD to pick another drain pan and torch. I think that's only way to go now. I will try to take some pictures before getting started.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    Magnet not strong enough to pull piece back through with the gears in the way.

     

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