Tips on inserting axles

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tommyintpa@aol.com

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In a message dated 12/23/02 6:36:42 PM Pacific Standard Time,
rdboggie@juno.com writes:

>
> My son and I spent the better part of this afternoon trying to insert an
> axle into the transmission. The splines are clean and smooth. I have new
> double lip seals. We got it started but with about 2 inches to go, it
> stops. We pushed and twisted with no success. I can use some ideas on
> this.
>
> thanks,
>
> Randy
> '67 in Gaithersburg, Md
>
>

Hi Randy,
Are you trying to put the axle in with the drive shaft attached with the
pinch bolt?
Did you "pregrease" the drive shaft in the center?
If you did you need to take the grease fitting out. As you push the axle in
you will see the extra grease come back out through the grease fitting hole
in the drive shaft. The axle will never go in all the way in, you will need
to pull it in with the bolts to compress the spring in the center of the
drive shaft. But if you greased the drive shaft the excess grease will never
allow you to get the axle all the way in.
Before you try to install the drive shaft again you may want to use a small
mirror and a flash light to check that the spring is still on the inside of
the double lip seal. If it gets knocked off into the tranny it can destroy
your transmission.
Tommy in Tampa
red - 68 Weird Harold


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Randy Bograd

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My son and I spent the better part of this afternoon trying to insert an
axle into the transmission. The splines are clean and smooth. I have new
double lip seals. We got it started but with about 2 inches to go, it
stops. We pushed and twisted with no success. I can use some ideas on
this.

thanks,

Randy
'67 in Gaithersburg, Md
 
R

Randy Bograd

Guest
I have the rubber boot between the tunnel and the tranny pulled back so I
can see in there. It starts to slide in, but not to the point where the
smooth part of the axle seals on the double lip seal. At that point, all
we're doing is compressing the inner axle spring. It seems to be binding
where the axle splines and tranny splines meet. My axles don't have the
grease fitting for the inner splines. I had to clean, grease and reboot
the inner axles beforehand. We'll continue to fuss with it tomorrow and
hopefully hit a lucky spot. How much effort should it take to slide it in
when everything works well?

thanks
Randy
On Mon, 23 Dec 2002 23:36:20 EST tommyintpa@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 12/23/02 6:36:42 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> rdboggie@juno.com writes:
>
> >
> > My son and I spent the better part of this afternoon trying to
> insert an
> > axle into the transmission. The splines are clean and smooth. I
> have new
> > double lip seals. We got it started but with about 2 inches to go,
> it
> > stops. We pushed and twisted with no success. I can use some ideas
> on
> > this.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Randy
> > '67 in Gaithersburg, Md
> >
> >
>
> Hi Randy,
> Are you trying to put the axle in with the drive shaft attached with
> the
> pinch bolt?
> Did you "pregrease" the drive shaft in the center?
> If you did you need to take the grease fitting out. As you push the
> axle in
> you will see the extra grease come back out through the grease
> fitting hole
> in the drive shaft. The axle will never go in all the way in, you
> will need
> to pull it in with the bolts to compress the spring in the center of
> the
> drive shaft. But if you greased the drive shaft the excess grease
> will never
> allow you to get the axle all the way in.
> Before you try to install the drive shaft again you may want to use
> a small
> mirror and a flash light to check that the spring is still on the
> inside of
> the double lip seal. If it gets knocked off into the tranny it can
> destroy
> your transmission.
> Tommy in Tampa
> red - 68 Weird Harold
>
>
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>
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