Can anyone post the instructions on how to remove the thrust washer pins in the rear axle assembly? I tried to remove one, but was not successful. Before making a mess, I better figure it out.
I have the tools needed, but need a little more instruction.
I drill them then run a tap to thread them. I then put a large nut over the pin like a collar. I then take a machine screw of the thread size I tapped the pin with and place a nut and washer on the machine screw and thread it into the pin. The washer needs to be larger than the nut that you use as a collar. Once that is done you turn down the hut on the machine screw and when it makes contact with the washer bridging the collar it will pull out the pin as you continue to tighten it down on the washer. I made up a complete set to use for that purpose and it has never failed to work. Hope my description was good enough to follow. If I could ever figure out how to post pictures It would make things a lot easier but so far no luck.
I drill them almost thru and then rock the drill - they collapse and come out with the drill bit. Hard to describe, but try it and you will see - they are not hard to drill and come out easily.
If you have a welder; then just weld a nut to it. Use relatively lots of amps. The heat will shrink the pin and it will almost fall out
The drilling and taping also works
You can also drill & tap them, turn in a screw, then use a claw hammer to pull the screw, and the pin will come with it.