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how do i remove the right front axle from diff housing on my 1997 kia (right hand drive) sportage?
the left one unblots and then comes away no problem, but there is no apparent way to disconnect the short right side!
hi dave thanks for advice,
i have the whole diff assembly out on the garage floor, I have tried to pop it out with a very long bar, using a hammer plus an extended lever the bit off fin that i was using to lever against broke off (no real damage)
what do i try next?
so if i remove the housing the ring on the axle will be accesable?
and i will just be able to to remove the clip ring yes?
i tried to remove the housing it came loose, on the side where the axle has been removed it seems quite free but on the side where the axle is in place it will not move much at all, when i pull on that side of the housing i can see it pulling the universal joint pod, it seem to me that the inner works are attached to the housing so the cunumdrum is that it apears in order to remove the housing i have to remove the axle!
so i hung the diff over the edge off the bench and secured the rotor and hub to the bench very firmley using a tie down then using a block of wood and a sledge hammer i whacked the diff downwards several times on either side but but it will not pop out, to hit it any harder would probabley cause damage
please advise asap-----------------anthony
yes, please find a kia expert to help me with this problem,
hilltop4527, thankyou for your reply
i am not sure we are talking about the same thing? the axle i am refering to has 26 splines on the end and goes directly into the diff housing this one is very short and has a universal joint that is against the outside of the diff, the other side of the diff the axle is long and removes easily as it unbolts and just pulls out,
please clarify for me that we are on the same page