I replaced the rear axle and wheel bearing on my 1996 mitsubishi eclipse. I had to special order a rear axle that was for the LSD diff on the vehicle. It came as a half shaft. So I had to reuse the diff side bearing and attach it to the shaft with the snap ring, and put a new boot on it with some grease. When I put everything back together I got into my car and put it in gear and it doesn't want to move. And I don't want to force it.
What could I have done wrong? I made sure the axle was secure in the diff it popped in with the ring on the end. Im halfway back to taking it out again and trying. Could I have torqued the axle nut too much while only the rear wheel passenger side was on a jack stand? I torqued the bolt to 175ft lbs. Could I possibly have messed up my diff even though I didn't drive it?
The previous axle was not broken in any way. The previous owner stripped out the end where the 32mm bolt would go on. It was so bad and mushroomed it had to be replaced.
Any help would be appreciated thank you!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 AT 8:42 PM