Mechanics

HOW TO INSTALL CV JOINT IN A ?

1997 Nissan Sentra • 4 cylinder FWD Manual • 150,000 miles

I am replacing the CV joints in a Nissan Sentra 1997 MT and have the first axle off, but can't get the replacement axle back in. It's like I can't get the shaft to seat past the snap ring. The FSM calls for a special tool, but several sites and some guy at NAPA told me I shouldn't need that, I should just be able to slide it in, but it won't budge.

Is there something I am missing here?
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Neolop
February 14, 2011.



Nevermind I figured it out. Had to whack it very hard several times with a rubber mallet and it finally clicked into place.

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Neolop
Feb 14, 2011.