1995 Toyota Camry Passenger Drive Axle Removal Problems

Tiny
JLUCE
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  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 223,693 MILES
Trying to replace the old axle with a new one. I removed both the snap ring and the bolt on the carrier/engine mount, and still axle won't come out. There was a good amount of rust behind snap ring and guessing it somehow got between bearing and where it seats into carrier/engine mount. What would be the best way to get it free? Is it possible to remove drivers side axle and pound it out with a large brass punch? Have tried heat, impact hammers and large pry bars and just about ready to try something drastic but don't want to cause additional damage in process. Any help would be great.

Jeff
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 7:53 PM

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Tiny
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Hello Jeff !!

which snap ring do you removed?

Here is an schematic of the drive axles of your car:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/576_camry_4_cyl_95_1.jpg



Let me know to continue..

Good Luck!
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 AT 10:33 PM
Tiny
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Hey Fisherman,
Thanks for the reply.

The larger of the two that keeps the bearing in place. The funny thing is the new axle has no snap ring on the inner spline. Think they are refering to drivers side I know that one does. Let me know if know any tricks to get this out it's driving me crazy.

Jeff
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 3:40 PM
Tiny
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Hey Jeff, the one on the inboard joint tulip?
Did you remove the axle shaft bearing bolt also?

That bolt keeps the bearing on place.

Let me know if I m going wrong.

(tonight I ll post the bottom portion off the picture (to big and the resolution gets bad when post a big pic.)
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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Yup both the snap ring near bearing close to middle of shaft and bolt are out, and it still won't move. Think it's bound up in that carrier/engine mount. Might try removing driver's side and see if can loosen it up by giving it a few taps. As long as I'm careful should be alright.

Also have used about two full cans of freeze off penetrating oil. It's being really stubborn.

Jeff
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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Hello Jeff !!

I have more pics for you and you re right... you have to use a hammer and a brass chissel avoiding to damage the bearing..


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/576_camry_4_cyl_95jpg1_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/576_camry_4_cyl_95jpg12_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/576_camry_4_cyl_95jpg123_1.jpg



let us know if the info was helpfull !!

Good Luck!!
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 AT 7:44 PM

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