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Old 08-18-2006, 08:35 PM
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front diff. axle shaft comes out...

92 silverado, 4x4 350 5 speed manual.

i am redoing my front end, cv boots balljoints and tierods.

well when i took off the passengers side cv joing, the flange/mount that the 6 bolts go into, i noticed it moves in and out.

not up and down, but in and out, like the whole shaft could come completly out of the front diff.

now i knew about this before i dug into it, so i brought it down to a local mechanic and he said he's not real farmiliar with these, but he said there might be a clip in there that has broken...

how do i fix this??? haynes manual no help.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:08 PM
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I don't know about these axles either but I do know the only thing Haynes manuals are good for is starting fires, And I got quite a few starts out of mine.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:13 PM
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How much in and out on the differential flange?
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:19 PM
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does it move after you unbolted the flange if so thats correct the flange is what holds it in place
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:19 PM
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I don't know about these axles either but I do know the only thing Haynes manuals are good for is starting fires, And I got quite a few starts out of mine.
I agree Rob, Nice fires.
I'm not sure about those axles either, But it does sound like its supposed to have a circi clip on it, some like dodge vans are free floating since the hub holds it in place, if your is not supposed to have a clip, it may be that the C/V joint is worn beyond tolerance. Call a GM dealer, they should be willing to advise you about that. Simple questions are usually accepted without attitudes, just don't go overboard and ask how to do the repair. that tends to piss off even the nicest of techs. Knowledge is gained from years of experiance, giving it out for free on the phone don't go over too well. also remember while a tech is on the phone with you, he is not making a single penny. keep it short and to the point.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:29 PM
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Knowledge is gained from years of experiance, giving it out for free on the phone don't go over too well. also remember while a tech is on the phone with you, he is not making a single penny. keep it short and to the point.

Well stumper, I agree with this. I answer no phones and a walk up customer gets 2 mins. before I get back to work unless they want to start paying.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:33 PM
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Well stumper, I agree with this. I answer no phones and a walk up customer gets 2 mins. before I get back to work unless they want to start paying.
I dealt with it for 10 years before I got smart and closed the Box to all but personal repair work.
That was when I moved it all home, No more Auto service for me if I can help it.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:46 PM
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Good, I am not the only one here that hauled the box home! (And for the last time!)
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:52 PM
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the problem isnt the cv joints, thoes are already ripped out and scheduled for replacement.

on one side of the cv joint there is a splined shaft, with a nut and washer at the end, this goes through the hub and holds everything tight.

on the other end, there is a flat disk shaped peice, with 6 holes in it. this part bolts to the diff.

the very part it bolts to, will slide all the way out if i pulled on it. the other side dosent move out.

all i need to know is how that axle shaft is supposed to be held in there.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:53 PM
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Good, I am not the only one here that hauled the box home! (And for the last time!)
I'd probably have stayed in it if the pay system wasn't such a cluster **** More technology less income screw that, factory trained Honda tech. I had enough and walked.
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