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Old 07 Sep 2013, 07:32 pm
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When replacing my LCA bushings, my half-shaft on the drivers side extended and wont go back in. I cannot put the ball joint in because of how far it is out. Look at the pic and see the boot extended. Has this happened to anyone??
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Old 07 Sep 2013, 07:40 pm
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When replacing my LCA bushings, my half-shaft on the drivers side extended and wont go back in. I cannot put the ball joint in because of how far it is out. Look at the pic and see the boot extended. Has this happened to anyone??
From that pic you have pulled the inner joint out of the socket. Looks like it you turn the tire a little tire clock wise It might line up and pop back in. you don't want to lose the bearings off the end while it hanging out of the socket.
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Old 07 Sep 2013, 08:15 pm
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yeah, unless you can get lucky and slip it back in you might have to take the CV joint off and reassemble it.
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Old 07 Sep 2013, 10:01 pm
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Yup, that's what I ended up doing. I took it apart (broke the clamp in the process). The boot slipped over the CV balls when the shaft pulled out. It prevented me from trying to slide it back in. Sorry, I should have taken a pic before I slid it back over. Anyway, I ran up to the auto store and picked up a boot kit that came with a new clamp and grease. I'm going to tackle it tomorrow. So I decided to take a crack at the other side and I got the LCA on in 20 min I spent a good 4 hours trying to figure out what the heck was going on with the drivers side!! Just my luck
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CV is all back together and running smoothly
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Good job!
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Old 08 Sep 2013, 07:17 pm
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Now I know why the repair manual says not to pull on the outer portion of the driveaxle......Glad you got it done,and no FUBAR.
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Now I know why the repair manual says not to pull on the outer portion of the driveaxle......Glad you got it done,and no FUBAR.
Haha yea no kidding! But what was strange is that I never pulled on it. Maybe it could have slid out when I was trying to get the old ball joint out. Definitely something people should watch out for when doing their LCA bushings
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Definitely something people should watch out for when doing their LCA bushings
Yep;That's where I first learned about that!....
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You should of snapped pictures and done a write up on replacing the boots.

Note these axles on 5spd Gt are no longer available from mopar either as new units or remans.

Only aftermarket chines junk are available as spares.

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