Stubborn passenger axle - $10 DIY slide hammer

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garu35
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Stubborn passenger axle - $10 DIY slide hammer

Postby garu35 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:20 pm

Thought I'd share this cheap solution to removing a stubborn passenger side front CV axle. (2010 Rogue)
Cost ~$10 for parts:
- 3" exhaust clamp
- 36" 7/16 threaded rod
- nuts & washers
- used old hub as hammer part of slide hammer

Had to apply MAP torch to bracket holding the carrier bearing for about 2 minutes, then the slide hammer worked on a few hits.
Previous attempts, I didn't heat it long enough, and the clamp started to slide off, and had to be reset.

I empathize with anyone having to do this repair.

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Rogue Jarhead
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Re: Stubborn passenger axle - $10 DIY slide hammer

Postby Rogue Jarhead » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:51 am

Necessity is the mother of invention. Slick.

garu35
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Re: Stubborn passenger axle - $10 DIY slide hammer

Postby garu35 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:50 am

Thanks. I can't take credit for using the exhaust clamp though, that was YouTube.

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darylzero
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Re: Stubborn passenger axle - $10 DIY slide hammer

Postby darylzero » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:00 pm

I have that same problem. Used a MAP torch and slide hammer for an hour! Wouldn't budge. Had to bring it to a mechanic who used acetylene to free it. Gotta love rust


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