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Cv axle has been removed a pin has slid down and new axle will not go back in

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  • kevin_wilton Dec 28, 2008

    thank you for your help i will tell everyone i know about this site again thank you

  • Phil Goncalves May 11, 2010

    Which axle did you remove? driver side or passenger side?

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Hi Kevin. By the sounds of it , the pin that fell is the pinion pin. You will have to remove the transaxle cover ( diff cover). The cover is on the transaxle side against the firewall. when you remove that cover you'll be able to see the pin. if it is the pinion pin, that means that the roll pin that holds the pinion pin in place has sheared off . you'll have to try and get the old pin out and insert a new roll pin.
This is a common problem with caravan transaxles.
Hope this helps you out. let me know if this helps or if you need more info.

Phil

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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your kind of screwed because that is your spider gear pin. you will need to remove the differential unit and install the pin but probably need to replace the bolt that is supposed to hold that pin in place.

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If you have a bad CV joint, it is usually easier and cheaper to replace the axle half-shaft.

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Look carefully at the inner CV joint. Is there any sign of transmission oil/fluid around it? If so, plan on replacing the inner CV joint seal before you re-assemble. They are cheap, so it does not hurt to replace it anyway.

You have to get something behind the inner CV joint housing and pop the half shaft out of the transmission. There is a spring-clip around the inner half-shaft splines. When you pop the shaft out, it compresses the spring clip and lets it pop out of the retaining groove it rides in.
I usually try to get something like a piece of steel plumbing pipe against the back of the inner CV housing and them pop it good with a heavy hammer. One or two pops usually gets it to slide out, and then be prepared for a mess as transmission oil runs out the axle hole.

Now you have removed the axle half-shaft. You can go further and remove/replace the CV joints on the axle, but it is seldom worth it. A new half-shaft with both CV joints and new boots already installed is usually about the same price as one CV joint and new boots, and they are a real pain and will take a lot of time and patience to replace.

Reverse for installation.
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**** Torque to specification - DO NOT GUESS. ***
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The axle half-shaft is held on one side by a large axle-nut and on the transmission side by a spring-clip that rides in a groove (it just pops in and out).

The whole job can be done in an hour or so if you have the proper tools, but do not attempt this if you don't have a big socket for the axle nut and a breaker bar. A torqu wrench capable of reading up to 200 ft lbs and one that can accurately set the torque on any suspension pieces you need to loosen.

If you don't need to loosen or remove any suspension you need not worry about alignment afterwards, and if you only need to loosen a tie rod end, you should still be fine as long as you don't change any of the "length adjusting" threads.

If you do need to separate a tie-rod end you will need the tool for that (pickle fork and heavy hammer).

If you have to remove or loosen any of the things that keep your wheels aligned you will need an alignment after you finish, but the job can usually be done while avoiding this.

Autozone will loan you most of the tools you need if you don't have them.

If you have never done this, I highly recommend you search You Tube for some videos and watch them first. This really is not hard.

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your kind of screwed because that is your spider gear pin. you will need to remove the differential unit and install the pin but probably need to replace the bolt that is supposed to hold that pin in place.

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