Newbie here. CV joint snap ring came loose and ended up stripping the cv axle and the axle shaft. So figured this would be a easy fix as I have done many cv's etc but....
Having trouble pulling my front drivers side axle shaft. I know there is a snap ring on the inner side and that is what is giving me trouble.
The cv axle is already off the truck as is the diff cover. I was hoping to be able to get behind the thing and push it out but it's still stuck. I went to get a slide hammer but noone seams to have a attachment that will grab the shaft for that to even be able to be used.
I called Dodge service dealer and they said they usually go in from behind and push it out with by hand. I call BS on the entire hand thing , that snap ring will not allow that.
Truck is down and in pieces now. I am at my wits end and need this fixed tonight.
Well called Dodge again and spoke to a mechanic. Explained the situation and he said "yeah, good luck with that" I was like wtf and he explained that the axle shaft can cease in there and that the pin has a tendancy to do the same thing. Said he once had 2 trained techs work on one for 2 days before giving up and telling the customer they had to replace the entire assembly.
I am not ready to give up just yet but am hitting my breaking point. There is two ways of getting this damn thing off and something is going to work....