Tip & How-To about Toyota Corolla

Drive Axle Replacement (Re-installation)

This is for the 93 Toyota Corolla _ however, applies to (nearly) all front wheel drive (all wheel drive) vehicles.

If you bought new drive axles,(or are re-installing drive axles) they may not have given you the right ones (too short) - or, you have not pushed the axle(s) into the transmission all the way. There is a ring that pops into place. You will feel this as it is put into place.

Make sure that you are pushing the drive axle in as far as it will go into the tranny - and when putting the other end in the hub assembly - make sure it is lining up (there should be grooves on the axle that MUST lign up with the grooves on the inner portion of the hub assembly.

After pushing the drive axle into the transmission you should not be able to pull it out by hand at all (without effort).
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does a 94 corolla have a differential


Every car on the road has a differential. It is always located where the 2 drive axles are on the vehicle. On a front wheel drive it is connected to the transmission and engine where the drive axles come out . It's usually in the same case as the transmission. On a rear wheel drive it is in the back axle. Hope this helps.

Jul 03, 2012 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

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Trying to replace the wheel bearings, cv joints, etc on a 96 toyota corolla. Came apart with no issues, however, when putting it back together, every time I torque the axle nut, it pulls the axle shaft out of the trans. Any ideas?


If you bought new drive axles, they may not have given you the right ones (too short) - they did this to me with my 93 Subi - (I own a 93 Toyota Corolla DX).

Make sure that you are pushing the drive axle in as far as it will go into the tranny - and when putting the other end in the hub assembly - make sure it is lining up (there should be grooves on the axle that MUST lign up with the grooves on the inner portion of the hub assembly.

After pushing the drive axle into the driveline you should not be able to pull it out by hand at all (without effort).

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Jul 18, 2010 | 1996 Toyota Corolla

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I broke the front wheel drive on my 84 corolla.


sounds like you might have a broke axel or cv joint

Dec 06, 2008 | 1984 Toyota Corolla

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toyota corolla


Remove wheel, brake cliper, cliper mounting bracket, brake pads and rotor.
Remove tie rod end and strut from spindle,
Remove large drive axle nut from center of hub by removing cotter pin and nut cover
Remove the ball joints 2 nuts and 1 bolt
Pull assy. lose from drive axle.
Take complete Hub assy with new bearing to an automotive machine shop and have them disassemble hub and replace bearing.
Reverse steps to reinstall

Jun 30, 2008 | 1994 Toyota Corolla

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