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Old 02-21-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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are the axles right/left specific?


im trying to slide my axles in and they both go in one side easy, but neither will go in the left side...


just wanna make sure.
its a 1.8 diff with OS Giken diff and 3.63 gears... but gears shouldnt change the axles....


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Nope. No such thing as right and left axles.
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what would be a reasonable explination for my issue then? im a bit confused
the axle will only go into the diff about an inch on the left, but it slides in and out of the right with ease.
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Damned if I know.
I just know 1.8 stubs are the same, regardless of side.
Is there a broken circlip stuck in the diff or???
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i dont think so, the diff is supposed to have been brand new, never having been put together.

how much force is required to push it in? i dont wanna hit the axle with a hammer since i would probably cut the boot.
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You would think that an axle would slide pretty easily into a brand new OS-G diff. I would remove the aluminum housing from the diff and watch the spline interaction.
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That's weird. I'll trade you for my torsen that doesn't have that problem.
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If you take the circlip off the axle, it should slide in both sides easily. Try turning the one that won't go in as you insert it part way into the spiline and then go the rest of the way. If that doesn't work, remove the housing and see what is going on.
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I had a bit of an issue getting my axles in. How "hard" is it to get in? Getting the axle past the c-clip isn't always easy if it's a bit loose and doesn't stay centered on the axle.

When I did mine I had my chest to the brake rotors and pushed with both my hands. Just make sure your jack stands are in good working order
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