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Old 06-20-2010, 02:13 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by relte View Post
Broke another puller yesterday. I am going to have to make that plate and will try some heat as well. This car is driving me nuts right now. Every major bolt seems to be fused in place. I broke two impact sockets trying to get the second PPF bolt out of the diff. Finallt got a 3/4" drive set and then snapped the bolt in half and had to remove the whole diff with the PPF connected! And on top of that none of the exhaust bolts for the rear section would come off, even after soaking in PB blaster for a day, so I had to remove all this crap with the exhaust in the way! I will never buy a car that has been near the coast. It didn't look bad at all when I got it, but now that I start digging deeper it seems like all the exposed carbon steel fastners are stuck.
there is a shop with a press around that could help you out?
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #22
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I ended up taking to panicmotorsports locally and we attempted to beat it out with a larger hammer. No luck there. I ended up just getting a new axle.
Well after all this drama I had to pull an axle on my wife's 97. And guess what? It was stuck too. I attemted to hammer it out, with the nut on this time! No luck. I ended up taking it to my machine shop. They had a pipe sleeve just big enough to fit over the CV joint and pressed the axle out of the hub without damaging the spindle or the hub. I will tell you this much thouhg, it took alot of force to get that succer to budge!
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