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Old 03-31-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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CV axle will not seat on driver side

Hi, i smoked a tall manhole cover and destroyed my drivers side cv axle. I am replacing it now and the axle will not go all the way in the gearbox. It clicks when the snap ring engages but it wont go all the way in. There is roughly a two inch gap between the seal and the axle. Any common issues with this, or could a gearbox component be in the way? Car is an 03 ZX3 manual.


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Old 04-01-2012, 01:24 AM   #2
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check and make sure the old locking ring isnt sitting in the groove in the diff gear.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:41 AM   #3
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yea i checked the old one it had a ring on it. i guess ill get a slide hammer. i dont know.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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As the last poster mentioned, check for "debris" first, then just for chuckles check the measurements of old & new pieces just to make SURE the right piece was in the box when you got the new one....

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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remove the snap ring it should just slide right in without resistance,if it don't refit the old shaft without the snap ring it should slide in easy if you still have problems inserting it then the problem is inside the box check for obstructions

dont forget to replace the snap ring!!!!!!
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i guess ill get a slide hammer. i dont know.
NO, don't hit on the outside, you want to push the inner CV axle in. Don't push on anything that stresses what's in those boots or you'll be changing the axle again.
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