trouble removing driver side axle - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis

Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis The place to go for answers on brakes, suspension, camber, alignment and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
Kyllgore
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1506
Location: San Antonio, TX, TX
What I Drive: '03 ZX3 MTX pitch black,

Posts: 613
FF Reputation: 1 Kyllgore Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
trouble removing driver side axle

passenger came out just fine but now trying to tap out the driver side when we see this http://t.co/SOG5GZbtXS what is that bar?
the cv side is still in the tranny

kinda an emergency since it is my only car now too.
here's another pic http://t.co/cIhOVRC2ja


__________________
if only this modding stuff didn't take so much money
Mac SRI, FC 65mm TB, SVT 5 spokes
SVT brake kit, SS lines up front, SVT suspension
Kyllgore is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
Kyllgore
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1506
Location: San Antonio, TX, TX
What I Drive: '03 ZX3 MTX pitch black,

Posts: 613
FF Reputation: 1 Kyllgore Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
bump please any advice from that picture

well we have the axle out but the inner CV part is still in the axle and I can't just stick something in the passengerside and pop it out
__________________
if only this modding stuff didn't take so much money
Mac SRI, FC 65mm TB, SVT 5 spokes
SVT brake kit, SS lines up front, SVT suspension

Last edited by Kyllgore; 06-22-2013 at 05:02 PM.
Kyllgore is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
felixthecat
Focus Fanatic
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: Renton, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 8,018
FF Reputation: 52 felixthecat Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Take a drift bar or a long punch & put in & tap it out. That pin is the axle for the spider gears in the diff.
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mix D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
CJohn364
GoKart and Me!!!
 
CJohn364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Fan#: 49277
Location: Columbus, GA
What I Drive: 2K5 ZX4 SEt (ATX) French Blue, Met

Posts: 13,468
FF Reputation: 119 CJohn364 Excellent Standing MemberCJohn364 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
The driver's side axle has a retaining ring on the splines to hold it in place. If you get one of these:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...mString=search

And a slide hammer, it will pop out pretty easily.
__________________
-Carl-
Sedan Revolution #61 / NW Posse #2
FF Moderator
Member Rules
Buy-Sell-Trade Rules
Complete 'How-To' Archive
General Racing Thread Rules
CJohn364 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 05:52 AM   #5
amc49
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96610
Location: Fort Worth, TX
What I Drive: 00 wagon, 02 sedan both zetec atx

Posts: 4,198
FF Reputation: 23 amc49 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
A thin profile slot screwdriver can pop it out from the passenger side. Or pop it out on driver side using slide hammer. The clip holding driver stub in works quite well, as it should. Pin is indeed the cross shaft that holds two spider gears in place in the differential carrier.
amc49 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #6
Kyllgore
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1506
Location: San Antonio, TX, TX
What I Drive: '03 ZX3 MTX pitch black,

Posts: 613
FF Reputation: 1 Kyllgore Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Thanks so much. Yeah figured out it was for the spider gears but for the life of us could not tap it out or any amount of force. Not a single parts store EDIT (they didn't know they carried it) carried that slide hammer accessory! And in trying to get the axle from the driver side knuckle the upper caliper bracket holder snapped right off and the pinch bolt for the strut deformed. Passenger side worked fine. Luckily my original zx3 knuckles, rotors, calipers and stuff were still in the garage. So until I find a drivers side knuckle my front setup is going back to the old stuff. I'm having I towed to a shop Monday have them yank it out and install the seals and axles. And bleed the breaks luckily its a byop shop and cv axle replacement is 99$, I don't have time to order the part for the slide hammer. I wish I did
__________________
if only this modding stuff didn't take so much money
Mac SRI, FC 65mm TB, SVT 5 spokes
SVT brake kit, SS lines up front, SVT suspension

Last edited by Kyllgore; 06-24-2013 at 05:38 PM.
Kyllgore is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
Kyllgore
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1506
Location: San Antonio, TX, TX
What I Drive: '03 ZX3 MTX pitch black,

Posts: 613
FF Reputation: 1 Kyllgore Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
thanks again 3 bumps and it was out, up and on the road but back to zx3 brakes in the front till I find driver side svt knuckle, and buying parts at stores is a pain sometime they try to sell me wrong parts!
since my suspension and brakes are svt but they get me zx3 stuff, oh and this time we used plenty of anti seize
__________________
if only this modding stuff didn't take so much money
Mac SRI, FC 65mm TB, SVT 5 spokes
SVT brake kit, SS lines up front, SVT suspension
Kyllgore is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2013, 07:21 PM   #8
CJohn364
GoKart and Me!!!
 
CJohn364's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Fan#: 49277
Location: Columbus, GA
What I Drive: 2K5 ZX4 SEt (ATX) French Blue, Met

Posts: 13,468
FF Reputation: 119 CJohn364 Excellent Standing MemberCJohn364 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Yeah, I learned that if you have the slide hammer, the "fork" puller and the hub puller attachment, changing the axles are a piece of cake.
__________________
-Carl-
Sedan Revolution #61 / NW Posse #2
FF Moderator
Member Rules
Buy-Sell-Trade Rules
Complete 'How-To' Archive
General Racing Thread Rules
CJohn364 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #9
Kyllgore
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1506
Location: San Antonio, TX, TX
What I Drive: '03 ZX3 MTX pitch black,

Posts: 613
FF Reputation: 1 Kyllgore Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
ok so an svt knuckle is nearly impossible to come by could i run the svt knuckle on the passenger side and just replace them with driver side knuckle and lower control arm/ball joint of an 05 and be ok or would that be out of whack?
Ok more along the lines of would it be ok to run one side with an 05 control arm/ball joint and spindle with svt rotor and caliper
and the other side stock svt
__________________
if only this modding stuff didn't take so much money
Mac SRI, FC 65mm TB, SVT 5 spokes
SVT brake kit, SS lines up front, SVT suspension

Last edited by Kyllgore; 07-06-2013 at 04:55 PM.
Kyllgore is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #10
DoctorJ
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 113834
Location: The Cornfields, IN
What I Drive: 2001 Twilight Blue sedan

Posts: 61
FF Reputation: 1 DoctorJ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Honestly, size the rotating mass should be the same, I don't see why it wouldn't work. To my understanding, the '05 ball joint is just a little larger, which wouldn't really affect anything in terms of steering or alignment.

As long as the caliper/pads, and rotors are the same, I think it would work. Worth a try! Report back if it works.
DoctorJ is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.