2000 Isuzu Trooper strearing

Tiny
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  • 2000 ISUZU TROOPER
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 149,000 MILES
Need to replace the half shafts cv joints of my 2000 Isuzu Trooper. Question is do I need a special tool for this job?
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 AT 5:17 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

There is a special tool which help remove the axle from the tranny easier but is can be a little expensive. I usually just use a pry bar about 2 1/2 - 3 foot long and just place it so that you have good leverage on it and usually a couple good quick pops it will come out, however, I have had a few the were stubburn and took quite a few more. Other than that should need anything else as far as special tools.

Hope this helped, any other questions just ask.
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 AT 7:05 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much. I will be replacing this part on Saturday, will let you know how it turns out.
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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Oh, did forget one thing you may need to take either the upper or lower ball joint apart to get it our of the hub assembly so you may also need a ball joint separator.
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 AT 5:02 AM
Tiny
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The reason for the question is because I had taken it to a local shop and they said they could not replace them because they did not have the special tool that was needed. So far I don't see why there would be a need for some kind of special tool for removing this part. Thanks for confirming about the tool and the advise.
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 AT 5:11 AM
Tiny
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Checking in to see how the replacement went.
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Sunday, January 25th, 2015 AT 3:33 AM
Tiny
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Things were going well until I noticed that what I think is called the axle shaft bearing was a little damaged on the black rubber seal and I'm not sure I should re-install it. I just cant find one and it is probably a dealer item. I don't think that they still have Isuzu dealers in Houston so I can buy the bearing. Any recommendations of where to buy this will be appreciated. I have attached pictures of both sides of the bearing. I found some similar but they don't have the retainer ring.

Thanks
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Sunday, January 25th, 2015 AT 3:53 PM
Tiny
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Here is the other pic
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Sunday, January 25th, 2015 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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OK, Where exactly did this come from? It looks like half of the wheel Bearing.

Did you try giving the part number that is on it to the auto parts store so they could cross it to there number.

It should be an easy find.
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Sunday, January 25th, 2015 AT 6:02 PM
Tiny
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I did give them the number and showed it to them in person. They cross referenced it but the bearing they kept coming up with did not have the retainer. I do't know if you can see the retainer form the picture that I sent, but that's what they can't match. I attached a few more pictures to show the other part of this this type of bearing. I think it is some kind of seal that is attached by a snap ring then the bearing goes on followed by an other snap ring.
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Sunday, January 25th, 2015 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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OK, usually the After Market ones don't have the Retainer Ring. As long as everything else is correct it will work, you just have to make sure you put it in so it is flush. You can also check with a dealer for cost and see if there's still have the retainer ring.
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Monday, January 26th, 2015 AT 5:30 AM
Tiny
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That's good news if the after market bearings do not have the retainer and it is not required then I can buy the one at Napa auto parts. Thanks I hope this works and I will check with the dealer if I can find an Isuzu dealer.
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Monday, January 26th, 2015 AT 5:42 AM
Tiny
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Checking in to see if you got it fixed.
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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 AT 12:25 PM
Tiny
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I finished it this last Saturday. About the bearing issue, I showed it to a friend that knows a few things about bearings and he said it was good and that it does not go on an area with lots of pressure, so I ended up using it. I think it did need the retainer because it set the bearing in a counter sink for lack of a better term. The hardest thing after that was putting in the shaft with the bracket attached, it had to be just right. In case someone else ties this and needs advise, I would be happy to help now that I have gone through this.

Thank you very much Obxautomedic for you help.
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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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Glad to hear your all set. Great job on the repair.
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Thursday, February 5th, 2015 AT 6:36 PM

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