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Old 11 Mar 2005, 05:32 pm   #1 (permalink)
yotaman
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Hi everyone,

I'm in the middle of replacing the driveshafts on my 97 camry (4 cyl). The
left (driver side) was removed relatively easily but I'm having huge
problems with the right side. I removed the bearing lock bolt and the snap
ring from the bearing support but I can hardly get it to move. The Haynes
manual shows it coming off by hand...I imagine the hand in the picture must
give a wicked handshake!!

Has anyone ever run into a problem like this. I'm wondering if the bearing
may be seized into the support...I've sprayed lots of penetrating oil, but
still no results!!

I had be happy to hear any suggestions...searched through the old news
groups but couldn't find anything helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Randy



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Old 11 Mar 2005, 09:04 pm   #2 (permalink)
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HAHA! Removing it by hand. That's funny. That bastard is seized like no
other!!! By hand.... Har.

Anyway, the way I handle those things is with an air hammer and a helper.
Grab a big ass pry bar and have someone pry on the axle while your beat
the everloving sh** out of the cast iron bracket with the hammer. It'll
come very very very slowly, but it will come. Sometimes even that doesn't
work, so you'll have to just replace everything from the inner CV joint
out by removing the inner boot and seperating it at the joint. Those are
my suggestions, post if you need more info.

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Old 12 Mar 2005, 01:01 am   #3 (permalink)
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"yotaman" <randyvp@REMOVErocketmail.com> wrote in message
news:d0t9td0st9@enews1.newsguy.com...
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm in the middle of replacing the driveshafts on my 97 camry (4 cyl).

The
> left (driver side) was removed relatively easily but I'm having huge
> problems with the right side. I removed the bearing lock bolt and the

snap
> ring from the bearing support but I can hardly get it to move. The Haynes
> manual shows it coming off by hand...I imagine the hand in the picture

must
> give a wicked handshake!!
>
> Has anyone ever run into a problem like this. I'm wondering if the

bearing
> may be seized into the support...I've sprayed lots of penetrating oil, but
> still no results!!
>
> I had be happy to hear any suggestions...searched through the old news
> groups but couldn't find anything helpful.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Randy


They are bad news once rusted-in. Did you leave the penetrating oil
over-night? You may need to apply heat as a last resort,...might stuff the
bearing tho.

Jason


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Old 12 Mar 2005, 02:44 am   #4 (permalink)
Geoff
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This drive shaft was difficult to remove for me also. I found. if I tapped
with a brass drift for long enough on the step between the centre bearing
support and the allen head screws it eventually came free. Take care to
support the inner drive shaft end when it comes out of the transaxle case,
to avoid damaging the oil seal.

I reassembled it with a thin film of anti-seize compound inside the bearing
support.

Geoff


"Jason James" <vellicet@bigpond.com> wrote in message
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> "yotaman" <randyvp@REMOVErocketmail.com> wrote in message
> news:d0t9td0st9@enews1.newsguy.com...
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I'm in the middle of replacing the driveshafts on my 97 camry (4 cyl).

> The
>> left (driver side) was removed relatively easily but I'm having huge
>> problems with the right side. I removed the bearing lock bolt and the

> snap
>> ring from the bearing support but I can hardly get it to move. The
>> Haynes
>> manual shows it coming off by hand...I imagine the hand in the picture

> must
>> give a wicked handshake!!
>>
>> Has anyone ever run into a problem like this. I'm wondering if the

> bearing
>> may be seized into the support...I've sprayed lots of penetrating oil,
>> but
>> still no results!!
>>
>> I had be happy to hear any suggestions...searched through the old news
>> groups but couldn't find anything helpful.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Randy

>
> They are bad news once rusted-in. Did you leave the penetrating oil
> over-night? You may need to apply heat as a last resort,...might stuff the
> bearing tho.
>
> Jason
>
>



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Old 15 Mar 2005, 08:56 pm   #5 (permalink)
yotaman
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Thanks for the suggestions...I finally did get it off but it was a tough son
of a bitch. Since I have purchased rebuilt shafts I wasn't too concerned
about the bearing on the old shaft. I basically used an air hammer and took
my frustrations out directly on the bearing and **EVENTUALLY** it broke
free.



"yotaman" <randyvp@REMOVErocketmail.com> wrote in message
news:d0t9td0st9@enews1.newsguy.com...
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm in the middle of replacing the driveshafts on my 97 camry (4 cyl).
> The
> left (driver side) was removed relatively easily but I'm having huge
> problems with the right side. I removed the bearing lock bolt and the
> snap
> ring from the bearing support but I can hardly get it to move. The Haynes
> manual shows it coming off by hand...I imagine the hand in the picture
> must
> give a wicked handshake!!
>
> Has anyone ever run into a problem like this. I'm wondering if the
> bearing
> may be seized into the support...I've sprayed lots of penetrating oil, but
> still no results!!
>
> I had be happy to hear any suggestions...searched through the old news
> groups but couldn't find anything helpful.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Randy
>
>
>



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