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Old 06-16-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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How to change CV axles?

I just bought a 91 4runner and it came with 2 new cv axles. I want replace them with the old ones because there is a popping and grinding sound from the front when its in 4 wheel drive. how do i change the cv axles?
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:09 PM   #2
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This should help

http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/1990-1995...l/frontaxl.pdf
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Did you drive in 4wd on the pavement, it will pop and grind.
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Did you drive in 4wd on the pavement, it will pop and grind.
I was on hard dirt about to cross a pipeline trench that had a spot where dirt filled the trench so I could cross.
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I was on hard dirt about to cross a pipeline trench that had a spot where dirt filled the trench so I could cross.
Then yes sounds like they are bad. Look at the boots on them and see if the grease is coming out-thats a big sign they are toast.
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Then yes sounds like they are bad. Look at the boots on them and see if the grease is coming out-thats a big sign they are toast.
Yea there is a little bit of grease left in them. I want to just replace them since I have new ones but I just dont know how.
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get 2 floor jacks
one goes under the opposite side rear axle of the cv you are changing.
one goes under the a arm the closest you can get it to the outside of the truck...
unbolt end of axle from hub..
unbolt 6 bolts on diff side of cv..
then you can wiggle slide it out.. i didnt need to undo anything eles and changed the cv in about an hour first time.. it was passenger side
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How do you change CV angles? Cake, you just crank em torsion bars. You did say change em for worse right?

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How do you change CV angles?

I need to change the axles not the angles.
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when you're in 4x4, you hear a popping and a deep rumble that sounds like its coming from the front, huh? yeah, CV would be my guess. mine do the same thing, as soon as i get the money to replace em, i am. but how sure r u that your hubs are ok?
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the bolt & the c-clip on the axle end (might not be a bolt,some don't have it) & the bolts around the axle flange (under the truck). The rest is holding your mouth right while you wiggle & cuss & try to line them up with the cut out's on the flange & wiggle some more.

Personally I just popped out the studs with a c-clamp & ground off the splines, now my cv replacement only takes a few minutes for both sides to be done; still a pita but not nearly as bad as before.
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when you're in 4x4, you hear a popping and a deep rumble that sounds like its coming from the front, huh? yeah, CV would be my guess. mine do the same thing, as soon as i get the money to replace em, i am. but how sure r u that your hubs are ok?
Yea the popping and rumbles comes from when I turn in 4x4. Sometimes it even pops and rumbles when the wheel is all the way to the right or left in 2 wheel drive. I have 2 new cv's to put in and I'm gonna give it a shot today hopefully.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:02 PM   #13
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I got the new axles in and it turns smooth in 2 and 4 wheel drive. Thank you guys for your help.
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