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Re: New Axle Stuck in Transmission

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I need M56/AW50-42 axles, I'm actually trying to get rid of a set of those axles as well, haha. Believe it or not my AW55 axle fit better than this cheap piece of junk! Even though it wouldn't engage in the trans.
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It has now claimed the trusty old Vaughn Superbar... goes to show just how tight it's in there. Hasn't moved a millimeter!
This axle isn't coming out without a serious fight!
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So after my cousin checked it out, we decided to leave it as is. The axle has about 3/4"-1" of shaft between the "cup" and the axle seal, but it looks to be sealed. The axle is fully seated in the hub as well, and it's torqued to spec. Finally took the first test drive up and down the street and it runs and shifts great! No noise or anything from the axle, so I'm going to just keep an eye on it. If it leaks or moves, that's when I'll worry about it.
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great it turns out okayish. still really sad how low quality (some) aftermarket parts are.
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Clemens wrote: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:21 pm great it turns out okayish. still really sad how low quality (some) aftermarket parts are.
Definitely. It’s really unfortunate that this junk can even be sold.
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Post by xHeart »

If the axle wasn't compressed at the CV joints to force the hub side (knuckle) mounting then this gap may just be a normal aft product design for a broad range of applications.
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xHeart wrote: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:11 am If the axle wasn't compressed at the CV joints to force the hub side (knuckle) mounting then this gap may just be a normal aft product design for a wider application.
I'm going to double check it in a little bit, but it looked to be compressed.
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I just now realize that the picture with the snapped axle was on xHeart's car. Btw, what did you do with it xHearth ?

As for the original topic poster, just forget it there is the right and only thing to do, as long as the CV joint 'cup' is in one piece, I wouldn't even bother. Some had a bit of trouble reconnecting the two CV joint parts (may take a bit of force) but other than that a new metal clamp on the boot and you're happy camper

This is yet just another story to remember to always keep and reuse the original securing circlip when swapping out an axle. The exact same thing happened more than once on the P2 S60 & CO.

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Another cautionary tale that doesn't necessarily speak to the quality of the cv joint—it's the loose fitting circlip that doesn't know it's supposed to contract fully into its groove as it moves into the tapered receiving piece. Instead, it hits the face of the receiving piece that's flat, not getting into (or fully into) the taper.

Some shops will just pound it in, when they feel solid steel resistance. That apparently doesn't constrict the circlip, but distorts it and jams the mangled clip in the axle spline.

When buying a reman axle, if the clip seems loose in its groove pass it by. It should be just standing proud a few millimeters.
Or if you get one and try to install it and you can hear that you're hitting solid steel, that's the reason why. Don't force it.

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oragex wrote: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:32 am I just now realize that the picture with the snapped axle was on xHeart's car. Btw, what did you do with it xHearth ?
It was original 2001 axle set. A friend was able to successfully pull out the broken piece from the transmission. Details are here viewtopic.php?f=9&t=62641.

Replaced the 2001 set with a loaner set from 2007 that I rebuild -- going strong with 50,000 miles on the rebuild pair. Now planning a 200,000 miles service. Great cars!
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