1996 Dodge Caravan Axel

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE CARAVAN
Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1996 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Just wondering how you remove the front driver side
Axel, I took of the ball joint, the tyrod, etc everything is un done, but when I pull on it it dont come out, and a friend said it should just pop out.
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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 8:36 PM

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Tiny
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Not clear what the problem is. You don't have to remove the tie rod end. Which end of the shaft isn't coming out? Is the nut removed from the outer cv joint? Did you pry the lower control arm down to pop the ball joint out of the spindle?

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Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the ball joint is out and lower control arm is detached. I removed the 6 bolts where it looks like it goes into part of the transmission. From what I can see everything is removed including the rotor etc. I grab on the end of it and tried pulling to get it to pop out but it dont. The 6 bolts are at the end where, the seal would be inside, if I can get it to pop, then the seal would be right there, and I could replace and put back together. The axel is for the most part just hanging there except where I took the 6 bolts out, looks like maybe I should try to pry it out. Dont want to keep yanking afriad that I'll damage the cv boot.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 7:29 AM
Tiny
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Hi Need to put 6 bolts back in ! then pry out with bar as shown in pic small block wood helps.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Grafic_3_93.jpg


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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 10:26 AM
Tiny
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Okay, I got the axle out and had to remove the 6 bolts so I could get the housing off, to take out seal. I did that and replaced with new seal, put the 6 bolts back and tried to put the axle back, then bam a bigger problem. Now the spline has fell out of place, and cant put it back to where it was, The only thing It seems I can do is remove a cover there thats part of the tranny. I think by removing this cover I could get the spline back in place but not sure, am I screwed, or can it be done, if so perhaps you can tell me what needs to be done thanks.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 AT 3:12 PM

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