Axel shaft removal

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Thu Feb 9 05:16:52 PST 2012

The bigger ball bearings are due to the rebuild. What they do during a
rebuild is grind the grooves out more to eliminate the pockets worn in, and
substitute the original ball bearings with larger ones to take up the slack.

Are you sure you got the outer nuts tight as well? If not, it will ruin a
wheel bearing pretty quickly, though the noise you describe doesn't sound
like it to me.


On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:08 AM, Al <streichea001 at> wrote:

> PS. I must have received a bad CV driveshaft. I ran it for about 5 miles
> doing small shopping trips yesterday 2/7/12. Today I was taking the wife to
> dialysis and it sounded like big marbles rolling around or like a lose nut
> rolling around in a hub cap. The only difference I could see between my old
> axle and this new one, was the balls looked a lot bigger on the inner joint
> of the new axle.  Other than that, they appeared to be the same.
> So I may need to reorder from the mainland, again. No stock on this island.
> More later.

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