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Rear Axle swap-out

I have some good complete axles that need to go on my car. Anyone ever do this? looks as easy as just pulling a few bolts but im not going to fall for that. Suggestions, Tips, tricks?

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Check Clarks Garage for a write up on how to do it.
The bolts take a special tool ...
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I just bought the tool (actually a set of 6,8,10 and 12mm) off Amazon for $10 shipped, just search 'triple square'. Seems to be the cheapest price.
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If they are triple square (AKA cheesehead) bolts, do not try to use allen head tools or they will strip.

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I just bought it from Pelican.
Figure it was good to support our forum and I'm hoping that the quality of the bit will be very good.
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If your in a bind and have a Pepboys around or any place that carries the 'Performance Tool' brand, they should stock the triple square drivers also. They are not the best quality, but are reasonably cheap, so pretty much disposable after a one time use. The head on the ones i bought started to twist a little after doing the CV's on my friends car. I ended up buying a good quality set for the tool box. But not a bad option if you need them quick.

Those bolts can be a real pain in the butt. If they are dirty, spray the heck out of them with brake cleaner and make sure the head of the tool is seated completley before you apply any torque on them or they will strip!
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Be sure to clean out the gunk in the bolt holes, you dont want to strip one of those bolts. I blasted mine with WD40 and that cleaned most of the gunk out.
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I added a little more torque to the process with a set of vice grips. pushing on them and the triple square tool at the same time got the stubborn bolts moving without stripping anything.
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do the wheels need to come off? i bought the tool for $11.99 at autozone locally. I assume the car does need to be raised as well

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