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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?

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  • classic80bir Jul 24, 2010

    Well, I thought that was it, but it wasn't. Every time I torque the wheel nut, it pulls the shaft out of the trans. Any suggestions as I'm sure it something stupid I'm doing :-)



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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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  • Brandon Bruce
    Brandon Bruce Jul 25, 2010

    Only other thing I can think is two things: 1. you have it in backwards; which I doubt .... or: make sure you have the tires straight (steering wheel) when re-installing.

    Other than that, the only other thing I can think, is that if you're using new axles, they gave you the wrong ones and they are too short -

    If they are the old ones....well, it could be something inside the transmission - makes sure that when you are pushing the axle into the transmission that you are hearing/feeling the "lock" of the axle - there is a groove and gasket/seal that lock into eachother in the transmission.

    Please let me know if you need further assistance.

    My apologize for the delayed response.


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