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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Car won't go forward or reverse
i don't think that your mechanic had done his job right
take it to another mechanic and ask him to look it over
if he can write up a report about then make the previous mechanic pay for any damages and workmanship
he has not put the shafts in properly so the car is spinning in a scene but due to there being no connection to the wheels that why it wont move
you have got one of the best motor cars on the road and it is a shame some one had taken advantage of your car
i suggest if he did not do it properly you must get justice as you have got a good car you don't know how many us cars i have seen on here today but only one BMW and 2 japinese cars keep it and look after it
hope this helps and good luck
let me know what happens
dj_ricko_1988 at hot mail dot com
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
Naturally you need to remove the tire then the brake caliper. After the brake caliper is removed then you need to remove the 34mm axle nut that is inside the hub. After that is removed then you can remove the hub. Becareful not to damage the hub seal on the back or you will have to buy a new hub (100 or more). Then you need to remove the strut knuckle assembly. Once the knuckle assembly is removed then you can pull the CV axle. Take care the inner CV housing is held in place by an inner snap ring. You will probably have to pry off the inner housing. Once the axle is off then install the new axle (if you buy complete axle). Make sure if you are doing both that you take care which side you are installing. I made that mistake and double the work. Slide the new axle on the spline and make sure it is seated completely. Then put back together the reverse of removal.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
You also could have received a bad axle. Sometimes the rebuilds don't hold good tolerance and can make the same noise you are trying to get rid of. Is it full-time 4wd? Maybe the driveshaft ujoint also.
Posted on May 19, 2009
no the spindle stays on the vehicle,this process is not that difficult.start by removing the wheels and 38mm nut at the end of each shaft,then reomve the bolt holding on the front lower control arm from the front sub frame,pressout the shaft through the wheel bearing,now that the end of the shaft is out use a pry bar to pop out the shaft in the oil pan,pull them out and replace, Also you must be aware that removeing the 38mm nut is difficult without a impact gun and it is also a 12 point nut as well you must force out the ends of the drive shaft with a special puller of a air chistle with a point as you are not able to push it through by hand good luck
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
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