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Trouble installing front wheel/axle assy on Bissell PowerForce Bagless Vac

I slide the axle ends into the grooves, push forward, but it binds and won't seat into the height adjuster. I just can't figure out what it's binding on. The height adjuster seems to be seated properly. I'm like stuck more than a half inch sway from the top of the adjuster.

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No idea without the thing in front of me ,i know iam motor mechanic and not vac man but its mechanical and my big hammer will cure a lot of things

Posted on Nov 16, 2013

Testimonial: "Well, the hammer trick did work- sort of. It knocked some sense into me. Turns out the wheel assy doesn't seat to the housing, the housing seats up to the assy when you step on the pedal to unlock the upright postamagig. So I never had a problem in the first place. But there's one consolation that came out of all this- I discovered this wonderful website (that is if you automatically unsubscribe mechanical dummies like me). Hopefully I can contribute too. Been a computer programmer/analyst for over 50 years- fixed a lot of bugs in my programs over the years, but obviously not too many vacs. Thanks for your response, Colin,"

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    That is "don't" unsubscribe... Just fixed my own bug. Where's my points?

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SOURCE: Rear end in 1999 chevy 1500 binds on turns

well i had the same problem everyone told me the clutches in the rearend were sticking making it stick in positive traction (only your passanger side rear wheel pulls unless you start spinning then a type of clutch engages the other side so you have traction then when you stop spinning it disengages it should never be engaged if your on pavment) now you can do what i did listen to everyone when they tell you its normal or you can take it to someone with experience now and save yourself some money cause it will start popping then it will get some viberation then next it will break the clutches and when that happens you will have to replace the pinion,ring,and the spider gears as well as the clutches.make sure you have pleanty oil in rearend if you dont add the limited slip conditioner it might free clutches up but if i had it to do over id put it in the shop or stop driving it before i broke something hope this helped

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SOURCE: stuck front passenger seat - wont slide back or forwards due to small screw lodged in floor runner

Be there done that, but with a penny. All you can do is either get real aggressive with a hammer and long metal object as a punch or pull the seat. The seat should have 4 bolts. One at each end of each track. Ising a 1/4 in drive rachet and either a 1/2 or 9/16 socket should work. 1/4 in drive is low profile.. good luck

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SOURCE: 2001 VW Beetle. The driver's front seat adjuster

I'm assuming you have manual adjustment seats. There is a spring underneath the seat that locks the end of the lever into corresponding notches in the seat frame rail. That spring has either fallen off or broken.

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How to remove axle from front of 1998 windstar


  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Remove the front wheels.
  3. Insert a steel rod into the brake rotor to prevent the rotor from turning and loosen the axle wheel hub nut. Discard the nut.
  4. Remove the ball joint-to-front wheel knuckle retaining nut. Drive the bolt out of the front wheel knuckle using a punch and hammer.
  5. Remove the front brake anti-lock sensor and position it out of the way.
  6. Separate the ball joint from the front wheel knuckle using a prybar. Position the end of the prybar outside of the bushing pocket to avoid damage to the bushing.
Use care to prevent damage to the front wheel driveshaft joint boot.
  1. Remove the stabilizer bar link at the front stabilizer bar.
Make sure the CV-joint puller does not contact the transaxle shaft speed sensor. Damage to the sensor will result.
  1. Install a CV-Joint Puller (T86P-3514-A1) or equivalent between the inboard CV-joint and the transaxle case.
  2. Install a CV-Joint Extension (T86P-3514-A2) or equivalent into the puller and hand-tighten.
  3. Using an impact slide hammer, remove the driveshaft from the transaxle.
Do not allow the front wheel driveshaft and joint to hang unsupported. Damage to the front wheel driveshaft joint may result. Do not wrap wire around the front wheel driveshaft joint boot. Damage to the boot may result.
  1. Support the end of the driveshaft and joint assembly by suspending it from the chassis using a length of wire.
Never use a hammer to separate the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint from the wheel hub. Damage to the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint threads and internal components may result.
  1. Separate the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint from the wheel hub using a Front Hub Remover/Replacer (T81P-1104-C) or equivalent. Make sure the hub remover adapter is fully threaded onto the hub stud.
Do not move the vehicle without the outboard CV-joint properly installed, as damage to the bearing may occur.
  1. Remove the front wheel driveshaft and joint assembly from the vehicle.
To install:
Do not reuse the retainer circlip. A new circlip must be installed each time the inboard CV-joint stub shaft is installed into the transaxle differential.
  1. Install a new retainer circlip on the inboard CV-joint stub shaft by starting one end in the groove and working the retainer circlip over the inboard shaft housing end and into the groove. This will avoid overexpanding the circlip.
A non-metallic mallet may be used to aid in seating the retainer circlip into the differential side gear groove. If a mallet is necessary, tap only on the outboard CV-joint stub shaft.
  1. Carefully align the splines of the inboard CV-joint stub shaft housing with the splines in the differential. Exerting some force, push the inboard CV-joint stub shaft housing into the differential until the retainer circlip is felt to seat in the differential side gear. Use care to prevent damage to the inboard CV-joint stub shaft and transaxle seal.
  2. Carefully align the splines of the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint with the splines in the wheel hub, and push the shaft into the wheel hub as far as possible.
  3. Temporarily fasten the front disc brake rotor to the wheel hub with washers and two lug nuts. Insert a steel rod into the front disc brake rotor and rotate clockwise to contact the front wheel knuckle, to prevent the front disc brake rotor from turning during front wheel driveshaft and joint installation.
A new front axle wheel hub retaining nut must be installed.
  1. Manually thread the front axle wheel hub retaining nut onto the outboard CV-joint stub shaft housing as far as possible.
A new bolt and nut must be used to connect the front suspension arm to the knuckle.
  1. Connect the front suspension lower arm to the front wheel knuckle. Tighten the nut and bolt to 40-55 ft. lbs. (54-74 Nm).
  2. Install the front brake anti-lock sensor.
  3. Connect the front stabilizer bar link and tighten to 35-45 ft. lbs. (47-65 Nm).
Do not use power or impact tools to tighten the hub nut.
  1. Tighten the front axle wheel hub retaining nut to 157-212 ft. lbs. (213-287 Nm).
  2. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
  3. Using the recommended type of fluid, fill the transaxle to the proper level.

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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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Do I have to remove the control arm to replace the half shaft on a 2005 Ford Freestar?


no, here's the procedure for 2002 windstar, should be similar. please rate, thanks.

NOTE: This procedure applies to both the LH and RH halfshaft assemblies.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
  1. Remove the front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Insert a steel rod in the brake disc to prevent the halfshaft from turning while removing the front axle wheel end nut.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: The front axle wheel end nut is a torque prevailing design nut. Do not reuse it.
    Remove the nut and washer.
    • Remove the steel rod in the brake disc.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: Remove or tape the brake pads to prevent them from falling out of the anchor plate.
    s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To prevent damage to the brake hose, do not allow the disc brake caliper to hang suspended from the hose.
    Remove the bolts and position the disc brake caliper aside.
  1. Remove the front brake anti-lock sensor harness from the clip.
  1. Remove and discard the nut and bolt.
    • If necessary, use a punch and a hammer to drive the bolt out of the knuckle.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Position the end of the pry bar outside the bushing pocket to avoid damage to the bushing.
    s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the front wheel driveshaft joint boot (3A331).
    Separate the front suspension lower arm from the knuckle.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Never use a hammer to separate the front wheel driveshaft joint (3B413) from the wheel hub. Damage to the joint threads and internal components can result.
    Using the special tool, press on the front wheel driveshaft joint until it is loose in the wheel hub.
  1. Rotate the front wheel knuckle rearward, while pulling it outward at the bottom and remove the front wheel driveshaft joint from the wheel hub.
  1. Using a pry bar, separate the inboard CV joint housing assembly (3B436) (3B437) from the transaxle.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the differential seal.
    Remove the halfshaft assembly with both hands.
Installation
  1. Lubricate the differential seal.
    • Use MERCON® V Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-5-QM or equivalent meeting MERCON® V specifications.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Install a new circlip every time you remove the halfshaft from the vehicle.
    On the RH side halfshaft only, install a new circlip in the groove in the inboard CV joint stub shaft.
    • Start one end in the groove and work the circlip over the shaft and into the groove. This will prevent the circlip from over-expanding.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the inboard CV joint housing assembly and the differential seal.
    NOTE: If necessary, use a non-metallic mallet to aid in seating the circlip in the differential side gear groove (RH) or inboard CV joint housing (LH). Tap only on the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint.
    Align the inboard CV joint housing splines with the differential side gear splines (RH) or output shaft splines (LH), and push the inboard CV joint housing assembly inward until the circlip seats in the differential side gear (RH) or inboard CV joint housing (LH).
  1. Align the front wheel driveshaft joint splines and the wheel hub splines, and push the joint into the wheel hub as far as possible.
  1. Install the washer and the old nut. Using the old nut, seat the front wheel driveshaft joint in the hub. Remove the old nut and discard it.
  1. Connect the suspension lower arm to the knuckle.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Install a new bolt and nut.
    Install the new bolt and nut.
  1. Insert a steel rod in the brake disc to prevent the halfshaft from turning while installing the new front axle wheel end nut.
  1. Apply a small patch of Loctite 242 or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5 to the last five front wheel driveshaft joint threads.
  1. s2w~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Install and tighten the new front axle wheel end nut to specification in a continuous rotation. Stopping the rotation during installation will cause the nylon lock to set incorrectly. This will cause incorrect torque readings while tightening the nut, and lead to bearing failure. Always install a new front axle wheel end nut after loosening the nut, or when the nut has not been installed to specification in a continuous rotation.
    Install and tighten the new nut to specification in a continuous rotation.
    • Remove the steel rod from the brake disc.
  1. Position the disc brake caliper and install the bolts.
  1. Install the front brake anti-lock sensor harness in the clip.
  1. Install the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Check and, if necessary, fill the transaxle to the correct level with the specified fluid. For additional information, refer to Section 307-01 .

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I am trying to remove the differential on a dodge ram 1500 4*4. I was told that if you slide out both sides of the axle and unbolt the bearings the differential should fall out. but it seems to be stuck...


Rear I take it. Cover off. Push in slightly on axles & look at end of shaft inside housing. Small lip, then groove, then rest of axle to outside. Inside that groove should be a half moon "C" shaped retainer that needs to be taken out, then axles should slide right out if it's like a standard axle.One on both, just push axle in, and you should see it.
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