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Re: How To: Half Shaft Replacement

I'll try the impact & hammer trick tomorrow. Part of the problem is there's too much movement to get a good SMACK to reverberate through the bolt. I guess that's a direct result of the design for this sort of thing. But it means any hammering action it getting absorbed more than it's causing anything to break loose.

I managed to get it to turn and can clearly see it's twisting the whole sleeve inside both bushings, not just one or the other. They're looking a bit gnarly so I'm likely going to have to replace them anyway.
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Re: How To: Half Shaft Replacement

You can always cut the bolt head off and use an impact hammer to chisel the bolt out.
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Re: How To: Half Shaft Replacement

Yup, that's the route I'll be taking tomorrow. I'm going to see if I can get in-between the clevis and the LCA bushing. If just to avoid having to pound the bolt through both of the bearings. If I get it cut at the bolt head side I ought to be able to swing the fork out of the way and possibly just lever it around and off the thread end. I've already ordered a new LCA kit so I'm not worried about trashing the current one.
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