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Old 03-15-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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CV re-install after SPI engine drop and swap

pulled CVs from the trans for the common SPI issue.
to take junk engine/auto trans out.....

was rather jaw struck at the amount of force needed to pop out.
took a big ol bar and a big WaMo with a hammer, to get them out.


now with the short block and trans back in, i can not get the CVs to seat.
thought the passenger side was in and went on for the drivers side and about an 1" out is as close as it will get.

after some time i went back to the passenger side and it poped out by hand...

the drivers side has a little clip in the end groove, yet to pull passenger side as i gave up for the day in stead of braking something. with brute strength.


this must be one of fords ("better ideas")


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Old 03-15-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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You have to pop the drivers side back in, it may take some force. The passenger side is held in with the carrier bearing.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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so no normal pop in for the passenger side??
it just slides in...??
I had to pop it to get it out?


but drivers side i gotta beat on like a ape man to get in?????
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If you 'popped' the passenger side you may have broke the bracket that holds it against the back side of the block - it just slides in AND out once the two bolts on the bracket are removed.

I prefer assurance of not cracking the ATX case so I didn't 'pry' on the drivers side. Instead I ordered one of these for $34/free shipping - OTC7508 and used it with a loaner slide hammer and 'claw' attachment.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/otc-7508
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passenger side, carrier mount was off.

and still had to force it.


these CVs are in good order, only reason for removal is the engine drop and swap.
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The new axle compared to the old axle, side by side, showed no differences?

What brand are the new axles?
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No free float that you can feel once installed, the outboard end locates in/out position positively. The inboard one floats in and out later in use, the outboard simply swings up and down with no in/out movement.
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ah ok that's comforting to know there meant to be tight..


now to go plug in more sensers and cooling lines yea know the buggers that go to the intake.....
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took the crank senser from the old engine and replaced the one on the new short block.

it now sputters, acts like its firing too soon, as it brings the starter to a dead stop.

so i figure timing is off, time for more site searching.....to recover the steps for SPI timing.....
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we have fire.

plug wires where out of order..
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