Originally Posted by datnewnewm5
no. I still need to pull the axle out from the hub to expose the e14 bolts
Ok, that's right. The axel only moves a half inch to an inch, then stops. It doen't move all that much, but that movement gives enough clearance behind to get to the E14 bolts with the 3/8 and 1/4 E14 socket.
The end of the axel moves just enough to be flush with the hub hole (see first pic). Not much further. So, the axel doesn't come all the way out.
In your case you're saying that the axel hasn't moved that half-inch to inch, correct?
From the DIY:
Using the 3-Jaw Gear Puller, push the Axle inward until it stops. Do not force it further
- Using the standard 3/8" E14 socket + appropriate extension(s)/universal joint(s), loosen the E14 bolts one turn or so, then STOP because if you continue, the socket will hit the Axle, and now you cannot remove the socket LOL.
- Here is the magic of the Industro 1/4" E14 socket
: when used with 1/4" extension(s) it slides right in and allows you to remove the E14 bolts with ease. At first, I tried to undo the E14 from the start using this 1/4" socket but the 1/4" extension broke because the E14 bolt was tight from the factory! So use the 3/8" E14 socket to loosen the bolt, then switch to 1/4" E14 socket: this is the key to success.
- Remove the old bearing/hub combo as a unit and deal with it later.