Author Topic: Changing 3rd member tonight.  (Read 5460 times)

Offline ZForceRacing01

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Changing 3rd member tonight.
« on: May 10, 2015, 02:05:58 pm »
Tonight I am swapping my complete Third member from 3.33 to 3.42.

I know to drain fluid and pull the axels out of the center section. Then remove and replace third member.

I can't seem to find a youtube video explaining the axel pull process on any vehicle let alone a Toyota.

Any incite is appreciated. 


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Offline justfreaky

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Re: Changing 3rd member tonight.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 07:00:48 pm »
That is pretty much it.
Undo the retaining bolts and pull the axles out. Be sure to check them for twist while you have them out. New seals? Is a good time to put them in.

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Offline slack11

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Re: Changing 3rd member tonight.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 10:56:42 am »
Turn your brake drum backwards, and reinstall on the axle, it'll give you something to grab onto to pull in order to "pop" the axle out.  Also makes a nice little stand to let the axles stand on while you have it all apart.


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Re: Changing 3rd member tonight.
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 01:50:38 pm »
Never thought of that, great idea

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Re: Changing 3rd member tonight.
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 03:24:44 pm »
I always used an axle puller, I know everyone will say "you shouldn't need one if your rear end is straight and everything" but they were quick to attach and took 2 seconds to get the axle out versus putting the brake drum on and doing it that way.  Just my opinion though.

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Re: Changing 3rd member tonight.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 03:30:13 pm »
Just make sure that if the housing is bent at all, don't try to beat the axle out with the drum bolted on like that.
The drum will break before the axle will come out.
Tried that one once  :P
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Re: Changing 3rd member tonight.
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 08:41:56 pm »
I never followed up. Change went smooth as silk. Hardest part was lifting and manuevering the new third meber into position. To make some room I disconnnected the shock and control arm so the rear end would move some. Then just reconnected them.
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