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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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2010 XTZ rear axle manual

Does anyone know if AC makes a suppliment to their manual that talks about removing and installing the white rear axles? The manual I have kind of mentions it, but talk about vague.

I need to know what position the center lock pin should be in, when the axle is locked. I'm having an issue with one of mine and can't get it to lock in. I'm assuming the center locking pin sits flush with the end of the axle (diff side) when its locked in. But I'm not 100% sure. I think someone beat this thing out and screwed up the locking dealio.
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the way the are made you have to push the stock axle in towards the diff to release the clip ... so on aftermarket axles we spot weld a button head on the end of aftermarket axles like yours to push the release pin in towards the diff ... hope that helps

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Hopefully a picture is worth a 1000 words.

THe first pic is with the locking pin flush with the end of the axle.
2nd the pin popped out (back toward the CV)

Question is this: where should this center locking pin be when the axle is locked in to the diff??? Flush like pic 1, or beyond flush - protruding out toward the diff???
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This is the actual center locking pin. I think this pin should be pushed out beyond the axle when the axle is locked in to place. This is the only thing that makes sense. Then when you want to pull the axle out, you have to push on the center nub to release the locking pins beneath the circlip.

This is how I found my axle
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This is what I'm thinking. The locking/release area of the pin needs to kind of center the pins on the axle. To release, you push on the button (cv side). To lock, the locking pin needs to be just past the end of the axle so the springs will keep pressure on the pins beneath the circlip.

Am I misguided?
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Here's a good shot of 1 of the 2 locking pins.
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Round 2 of the LT install. Round 1 was almost a total failure.
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the way the are made you have to push the stock axle in towards the diff to release the clip ... so on aftermarket axles we spot weld a button head on the end of aftermarket axles like yours to push the release pin in towards the diff ... hope that helps
This makes sense. The axle pushes on the locking pin releasing the 2 pins. YOu have to keep this pressure on it to remove the axle. I found mine with the center pin sitting flush with the end of the axle. The axle pulled right out. I actually pulled the axle out of the cage and installed the CV by itself. But it still wouldn't lock in. I think the center pin/and or locking pins are screwed up.

Pulling an axle is easy actually. You don't even have to unload the springs. Pull the caliper, pull the axle nut, and top bolt and thats it.

You can actually install the axle the same way, but you have to separate the axle from the CV. INstall the CV first, then the axle. Kind of a pain with the CV boot strap, but not too bad.
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Well from the pic when the pin is flush that is holding the balls out to lock it and when the pin is in the balls aren't held out, therefore the axle isn't locked.
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Well from the pic when the pin is flush that is holding the balls out to lock it and when the pin is in the balls aren't held out, therefore the axle isn't locked.
I could be wrong, but I think the pin needs to be beyond flush. This would explain having to hold the axle in to release the pressure on the balls. I don't think flush is correct. The taper on the pin also indicates it should be beyond flush. Thus allowing the spring to keep pressure on the balls. But what do I know, this is my first Prowler

I'm hoping that someone who does know chimes in....please.
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