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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan Manual (Natl)

2002 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
32 mpg city / 41 mpg hwy
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March 25, 2013, 10:00 pm

Ernesto R
 

Question: How to remove driver side axle

For me to remove the driver side axle I had to remove the passanger side axle first and then hit the drivers side axle with a hammer and punch through the transmission. Is there an easier way to remove the driver side axle without removing the other axle? I already tried prying it out but there is not enough space in there. I have removed other axles by prying but can't with this one. Is there a tool I can clamp around the hub on axle and then hit with a hammer to pop it out? Or any other ways to do this?


April 8, 2013, 3:23 pm

Elizabeth K
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You've pretty well described the problem. Any way you can push the axle out will work, but there is no tool made for it, unless you make one yourself. Sometimes having several different pry bars, with different angles on them, can help give you more options in a tight space.


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