View Full Version : EMERGENCY!!! --- clutch replacement help.

11-27-2008, 12:19 AM
hey I am having trouble removing the drive axle on the drivers side, and cannot get it too budge. I have pictures if needed, but just looking for more help such as where to pry the axle off of the transmission with the prybar.

11-27-2008, 12:23 AM
you need to wedge a pry bar behind the axle and give it hell. I had to replace my drivers side axle and I put my foot on it and pressed it hard on and off until it popped out.

11-27-2008, 12:28 AM
make sure you took the little plate that holds it in off and it should pop right out its snap ringed in....

11-27-2008, 12:46 AM

are we prying at the right place?

11-27-2008, 04:03 AM
looks like it to me, but im not an expert here

The Captain
11-27-2008, 04:13 AM
get a real crowbar. I used a 36 incher.

11-27-2008, 05:03 AM
thanks for the help guys, but we couldn't get it and tried a bigger crow bar so I put it all together, and got it towed to a shop...an extra $700 but hopefully it will just be done.

I also had to get a ball-joint replaced so I just figured I'd let them take care of it.

Its a sad day in the ST of L

joe's gt
11-27-2008, 08:08 AM
its hard, but its not spend $700 dollars hard. just IMO.

11-27-2008, 04:32 PM
When prying didn't work, I found it easier to unbolt the hub carrier from the strut and then grab it by the top and work it back and forth. Always pops right out for me.

12-02-2008, 02:26 AM
I had the same problem and I just pried and pried and it finally came out. I also have to agree with joe.

12-02-2008, 02:32 AM
gotta give it a big yank and some prying

12-02-2008, 03:13 AM
Use a pickle fork. But yes, youre prying in the right place.

12-02-2008, 06:22 AM
Just so you know, that job books out at 1.5hr per side to replace just the boot.
Replacing the whole axle is cake, and books at 1hr. Aftermarket axles are $68 a piece. TOYOTA OEM axles are a total rip. Aftermarket ones are built to meet or EXCEED OEM quality, so don't let them tell you otherwise.

If they say they won't guarantee an aftermarket part, don't worry. The manufacturer will honor at least a 1 year warranty or the lifetime one if you get those.

Anyhow, sorry I didn't catch this thread sooner or I would have given you my number and walked you through it.

NOT a $700 job any way you look at it though.

12-08-2008, 12:25 AM
i had a stubborn one on a probe... took some wash line tied it in a slip knot around the end of the inner carrier up against the trans... ran the rope out to a crow bar... and used the leverage of the bar against the a-arm to pull it out... was the worst one i ever encountered...

Corey Darling
12-08-2008, 12:35 AM
To remove the axels, its easier if the force applied it instantaneous, rather than a constant one.

For example, if you try to pull them out by hand with a constant pull, they wont budge, but if you TUG, they will pop out.

So, if you have to use the crowbar, try smacking it with a mallet, rather than just pushing on it.

12-08-2008, 12:50 AM
Actually what worked for me when I changed my axles was a 12 inch crow bar. It was a flat one so I stuck it between the axle and tranny and hit the crowbar on one side to pop the axle out.

12-08-2008, 04:13 AM
Looks like we just gave up too soon... :*(

but it wasn't done right at the shop so its going back...there is a grinding sound in gears 2-5 when giving it gas

The store was also saying something that we messed up the part that touches the tranny that we were prying. They said it got bent and it needed replacing also.