To add to what Merlin said. The CV (tripod side) is held in place with a "C" clip and sometimes you must use a slide hammer to get it out.
Also remember that this trans. Uses a seperate lubricant supply for the differential (where the axles go into) so you MUST add lubricant to the differential or risk the differential siezing. Add through a hole in the rear of the housing after removing the bolt.
If the axle seal is not leaking, it is possible to change the axle/boots and leave the tripod in the trans.
Remove the tripod boot, and the axle. Get a boot kit and reboot the CV side, slide the tripod in (after sliding boot on axle. Then add grease, use special tool to cinch the boot clamps.
This can be done assuming the axle seals are good, and the tripod is not damaged.
Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 5:59 AM