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89JEEPYJ 05-07-2011 06:26 PM

Having trouble removing axle
ok i have a 89 jeep wrangler 4.2 with the rear dana 35 with a posi in it. a while back i jumped the jeep and i bent the axle and im finally changing it. i have the top and buttom spider gears removed along with the pin that holds them but i cant get the axles to move enough to get the c-clips exposed. on you tube they just push the axle in, the c-clip drops and then they pull it out. but that is not happening for me. any ideas that could help me, thank you

banks316 05-07-2011 11:38 PM

Never done a Dana 35 but on my 44 that I have on both my XJ and yj I use a slide hammer is it's stickin.

89JEEPYJ 05-08-2011 08:39 PM

im able to move it back and forth a decent amount, but its not even close to enough as i need. it is a freshly rebuilt diff, i dont know if that changes anything

89JEEPYJ 05-08-2011 09:36 PM

is it possible that when the guy rebuilt my axle he did a C-clip eliminator kit and thats why i cannot remove it

ItsSabby 05-08-2011 09:41 PM

Can you post a pic of the open differential?

89JEEPYJ 05-09-2011 06:13 AM

I cannot upload images from my phone so I will upload them when I get home, im pulling out the dana35 and putting my 1 tons in, but I would still like it fixed

4Jeepn 05-09-2011 06:27 AM

I would not spend the time worrying about fixing a axle you are no longer going to run. The issue might be the tube itself is also bent, hence making it not what to slide for you.

89JEEPYJ 05-09-2011 01:04 PM

well the hub part of it is bent not the shaft itself, neither side will slide out the way its supposed to.
i was trying to pull out the left side spider gear thingy without succes

sevenservices 05-10-2011 10:49 AM

this may help?

How to remove Dana 30 spider gears? - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

89JEEPYJ 05-11-2011 03:22 PM

i lined up the new axle that is made for C-clip next to my houseing and its longer then the axle thats in there now, is it possible that my axles are pressed in??

89JEEPYJ 05-12-2011 01:14 PM

thanks for the link but thats not what i needed. the top and button spiders are out, and the sides are able to move all around but i just need to get this one dumb axle out. im thinking that the axle is pressed in so i might get a strap the quad and a tree and see if i can pull the bastard out

89JEEPYJ 05-12-2011 08:03 PM

i came to realize i had a semi floater axle and all i had to do was pull with some type of vehicle or a axle puller and it came right out. but at least now i know how to deal with those internals

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