Axle install

Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
Dave,
Do you use the Spicer 5-297x or the 5-297-1x (greasable) u-joints when rebuilding the axles? What do you use to clip the u-joint cups back into the axles shafts? I don't think there are any grooves in the shafts for the modern day inside slip rings to fit into.
Thanks,
Ted
 

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
See the tool in Daves pic,,
JEf Collins has had this installation tool made
along with the swing arem tool.
They are Aval threw him or I can sell to you.
there $50 each or $90 for both plus shipping.
I also bring them to the swim ins I go to,
GORD
Jeffs # is.. 1 905-649-1046
 

Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
Dave,
The order on your axle parts appears different than the Amphicar manual!! Manual (and my car) have outer bearing spacer inside of the bearing and not outside like your picture. Probably doesn't make too much difference, but just curious.
Thanks,
Ted
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
I am glad You brought this to My attention. The ring location does matter. Will be updating web page with change. Later Dave
 

CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
Here is the parts manual exploded view...
 

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CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
I tried to post the exploded view but it somehow never showed up, so one more time...
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
I see no one has replied since 2009, is anyone still on this siute other than Dave and me?
The axle nut has to be supper tight, around 250 ft lbs.
the NEW(don't reuse) swing arm bolts have to be very tight too. or axle will wobble..10mm bolt, exra hardened,do not drive in with hammer, use tool. torque to 60 ft lbs.
 

hypewaters33

New Member
Thanks a lot for sharing this. I have been searching for a step by step guide on how to remove and replace a cv axle/joint on a front wheel drive vehicle.

In replacing the axle, would I have to switch over the weight to the new one?
 
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