Any ideas on installing the CV shaft? Slid right in to this spot and no amount of coaxing is finishing the job.
The 6lb beater was definitely giving a jerking/slamming motion. The straps were there to collapse the boots. It was snapped in, because when we had to pull it back out, it was a pitb, just like the first time.A jerking/gentle slamming motion is much better than a pressing/pushing motion.
We've already tried all of these things. We've even tried the "when I nod my head, you hit it"Walk away, refresh and try again.
Should be nothing more than grabbing it at the shaft center, and jabbing it in. Sometime holding your head in the right direction, helps. Sometimes a tongue sticking out.
All joking aside, walk away for a bit and try again.
Yeah, to late. Hammers have already been employed. Admittedly, when you don't have any core muscles, it takes some of your swing away. These are the same CV's that came out. There is a chance they are off, side to side. They were a serious booger to get out 2 prybars on opposite sides.Hammers and CV joints are not a good combination. A hard push should be enough to get them to seat. You may be getting a hydraulic lock - too much grease - preventing the splines from fully engaging. Are these new or used axles?