CV axle won't go back in front diff housing

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Hello,

I recently installed the harrop e locker for the front differential, I noticed that the driver side CV axle is leaking. Did anyone have this issue, or know someone that had this issue.
 

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Hammer it in with a weighted rubber mallet or use a block of wood with a regular 3lb sledge. Sounds like you didn't fully seat the splined shaft inside the diff.
 

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Should be almost no gap between the cv bell and the diff housing. Maybe enough for a small screwdriver but not a finger width.
 

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No, the bearings are inside the carrier and have nothing to do with your CV axle shaft not fully seating inside the splines. If the bearings were incorrect, I have a hard time believing that the carrier would bolt back properly or that the clamshell housing would fit back together.

The cir-clip on the end of the cv shaft can be a bugger to power into the diff carrier, but it will eventually go. Some say if you position the cir-clip with the open gap upwards it works better as you shove the shaft in. I think it doesn't really matter.
 
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No, the bearings are inside the carrier and have nothing to do with your CV axle shaft not fully seating inside the splines. If the bearings were incorrect, I have a hard time believing that the carrier would bolt back properly or that the clamshell housing would fit back together.

The cir-clip on the end of the cv shaft can be a bugger to power into the diff carrier, but it will eventually go. Some say if you position the cir-clip with the open gap upwards it works better as you shove the shaft in. I think it doesn't really matter.

Alright thank you for the info
 

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Any luck @03taco?

If not, is the cir-clip still on the end of the shaft? Did it pop off inside the carrier?
 

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Does the splined diff end of the shaft come out easy if you disconnect it from the hub side? Is there a retaining cir-clip still on the splined diff end of the shaft?
 

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OK, now I'm baffled. Is that what the installation instructions directed you to do?
 
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You shouldn't need to change any bearings or grind down your CV's. I installed a front Harrop last fall. I was testing fitment before I set the differential in the chassis and I noticed that the CV axles fit very tight, even though the splined section dropped right into place. On the inner CV's, I cleaned up all of the smooth surfaces behind the splined section with fine emery cloth. I also used a little bit of grease to center the C-clip on the shaft. Then I put a very thin film of grease on all of the mating surfaces, being careful not to get any into the oil channels inside the Harrop. After some prep work, it all went together smoothly.

You've probably already tried beating on it, maybe pull your CV axle back out and see if there's a rough surface somewhere causing it to hang up.
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