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Now that my posi chunk is back from the 4x4 shop, I'd love to put it in the housing under my 70 sportsroof....damned stuck axle shaft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just LOVE to get a hold of a 20 or 25 lb. slide hammer to BEAT THE LIVING TAR out of the rusted in axle bearing....getting pb or wd40 into the area is difficult at best

maybe I should just heat it gently.

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I would go with the heat approach. You probably needed to replace the bearing, retainer and seal anyway.

Good luck.
 
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I hate heating them. Bolt a chain to one lug stud, put something heavy in the chain(I've used cinder blocks, crank damper...) & bolt the other end to another stud & get it on!
 

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back in the 1960s, one of the popular ways for us "teens" then was to use a good chain attached to two lugs and a driveshaft running through the chain with a guy on each side. On the count of 3, we would both yank back and the offending axle usually gave way after a couple of trys.....

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How did you get the chunk out with an axle still in the housing?

(Inquiring minds want to know...)
 

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Unbolt the axel from the houseing, bolt the tire/rim back on and use it. Just rock it back and forth untill it comes out.
 

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OR, use the brake drum on backwards. Probably needs to be replaced anyway.

OR, if the chunk is out of the housing (* you never said it came out of THAT housing*) can you beat on the splined end of the shaft? Obviously you wouldn't want to reuse it, but hey...
 

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On the count of 3, we would both yank back and the offending axle usually gave way after a couple of trys.....
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Must have been funny to watch eh bossman???.....:)
 

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Kinda reminds me of tryin to yank a baby tooth when I was a lad....

ever try aero kroil??? That stuff works sooooo good.....I have always used that and exhaust bolts have never broken (as an example)
 

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a more "updated" millenium version is to attach the chain to the rear bumper of a 10 second drag car. Just simply take the motor to redline and drop it in drive, and I am SURE the axle will come loose.

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