1991 Toyota Camry replacing the drivers side half axle

Tiny
BRIANSKINN10710
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  • 1991 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 235,000 MILES
Hi,
Just a little help please.

[First the end of the drivers side half-axle broke/sheared off, from where the c-clip was]
After the tow home I replaced the half axle. It 'popped out' after the first turn.
I had tried to push it in from the ridges around the inner cv-joint and also tapped the axle nut slightly while it was threaded only a few turns onto the 1/2 axle {with everthing back in place}. It seemed like it was in. With the one wheel off of the ground in Park the axle wouldn't turn. Obviously it wasn't all the way in.

How do I make sure that it is all the way in?
Should I push the half axle in with the transmission in Nuetral or Park?


Thank You,

Brian Skinner
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Friday, March 27th, 2009 AT 9:46 PM

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Tiny
ZACKMAN
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You won't be able to turn the axle with the transmission in PARK. It is the LOCKED position. Need to pull the transmission to NEUTRAL and re-check.

On a side note, you should feel to "click" when the c-clip is locked in place in the transaxle.
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Sunday, March 29th, 2009 AT 3:37 AM
Tiny
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I have put it back in a few times now.
Yes carefully pushing on it until I though that I felt the c-clip click and. Banging with a small block of wood on the ridges on the inboard cv joint with the transm in neutral and then checking and rechecking while in Park.
Any other ideas?

I wonder why the end broke off of the half axle the first time?
I hope there's not something damaged in the transmission.

It's a good thing that I have good towing coverage with Allstate Auto Club.
I will still try to get this in there correctly.
It bugs me that I have done on an 89 Camry that my Fiancee owns and that one has stayed in.

Peace,
'Zackman'
from Brian Skinner
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 10:33 AM
Tiny
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I wonder if you get the correct part. I just looked at CV shafts that I sell, and there are two different ones, looked identical but non-interchangeable. Where did you get yours from, and what is the part number?
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 10:05 PM

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