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Username Post: Rear axle        (Topic#348060)
J C 
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11-05-17 02:02 PM - Post#2713345    

2007 Suburban. Tried to pull the rear axle. Got the c clip out but axle would only come out about 1/8 in.on the passenger side. Could not get the drivers axle in far enough to remove the c clip. Finally gave up and tried to put the passenger axle completely in but it would not go. Like I said we only were able to move it about 1/8 to 1/4 in out so it was never out all the way. Been trying to align things but nothing works. any help Thanks.

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Edited by J C on 11-06-17 07:17 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

J C 
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11-05-17 05:12 PM - Post#2713369    
    In response to J C

Finally after numerous attempts the axle finally went in. I still don't know why the right side axle would not come all the way out or why we could not push the drivers axle in far enough to pull the c clip. If anyone knows the answer it would be helpful because we are going to have to replace rear wheel bearings. Thanks.

69RSZ28 71 Chevelle 79 Silverado 24K mi.

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11-06-17 07:56 PM - Post#2713526    
    In response to J C

Could it be the axle seals?
MAybe you could post a picture of the axle tube with the seal in it.
Could be pressed into both the axle and the tube

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11-08-17 10:35 AM - Post#2713659    
    In response to J C

Did you check if the brakes are keeping the shaft from freely moving in/out? If you have already removed any interfering brake components, please disregard this.


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11-13-17 06:20 PM - Post#2714298    
    In response to rockfangd

We had everything removed so it was just the axle. Unfortunately I did not take a picture and it's all back together now. From everything I read and what it looked like once the c clip was removed it should have slid right out. Felt like I would have really had to hit on it hard to break it loose but did not want to risk it. Wondering if the axle shaft may be bent and or wore out? Not sure

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