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Old 04-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #10
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Reading, PA
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My Ride: 2003, 325 XIT
As i mentioned in my earlier post I needed the press (I think it was at about 26,000 lbs of force when the axle shaft popped loose). The slide hammer shown above wouldn't have touched it. Yours may not be as stuck as mine. I separated the axle halves ( i was replacing the axle anyway) removed the strut at the pinch bolt and broke down the assembly as far as possible before attempting to push the shaft out I would have taken it to a shop had I not had access to the hydraulic press at work. I needed an an assortment of heavy steel bars and plates to shim the oddly shaped knuckle level when pushing on the end of the axle. It was a little scarey I'll tell ya
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