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Old June 23rd, 2019, 10:27 AM
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Stub Axle Bronze Bushing/Half Shaft

I am in the process of rebuilding/replacing swivels, wheel bearing, brakes, etc.



I went through the LH side without much issue. On the RH side, it seems the bronze bushing is extremely tight against the half axle making it very hard to free spin without much outward movement. I barely had enough play to get a thin shim and C-Clip on it.



First time for me doing this work. Will this ease up over time of is it somethig I need to address before driving?


On another note, what keeps the rear axle from sliding out? C-Clip limits inward movement, but is there something keeping from moving outward?
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Old June 23rd, 2019, 10:40 AM
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The CV should be a loose fit in the bush, not tight.

The shaft shaft can't come though the drive member on the rear as the splines won't let it.
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Old June 23rd, 2019, 10:47 AM
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What would cause the binding? New stub axle and new bushing...



Could I have squashed bushing installing it? I thought I was kind if gentle installing it.
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If you can get the c clip on, run it with no shim and check it again in a few hundred miles. Shims are meant to limit inward travel. With a
new stub axle etc I'd drive it a bit. The depth of the cut splines against the hub limit outward travel.
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Old June 23rd, 2019, 12:21 PM
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If you can get the c clip on, run it with no shim and check it again in a few hundred miles. Shims are meant to limit inward travel. With a
new stub axle etc I'd drive it a bit. The depth of the cut splines against the hub limit outward travel.


I like that idea a whole lot more than swapping parts. I have a bit more work before itís back in the road but will try your advice.

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Old June 23rd, 2019, 02:48 PM
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What would cause the binding? New stub axle and new bushing...

Could I have squashed bushing installing it? I thought I was kind if gentle installing it.

Where did the bushing come from?
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Old June 23rd, 2019, 03:12 PM
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Where did the bushing come from?

Kit came from Paddock Spares - https://www.paddockspares.com/stub-a...-up-to-ka.html
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Replaced my fronts with a kit very similar to this I had to make sure that that bronze bushing was 100% seated into the stub axle. The brand new CV was also a very snug fit. But it snapped into place with a light tap of the hammer
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Replaced my fronts with a kit very similar to this I had to make sure that that bronze bushing was 100% seated into the stub axle. The brand new CV was also a very snug fit. But it snapped into place with a light tap of the hammer
Funny seeing a post on this issue. Thank you for the help Saturday with this.
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