Okay, it popped out again.
The rear passenger axle. This time the clip broke in at least two pieces, or that was all I could find.
Here is my situation...
I need at least a new stub on the spindle/wheel end, the threads were damaged enough from trying to hammer it back in so many times that they got completely stripped and destroyed removing the axle nut (the damn thing was sparking and smoking from the friction). But yes it's off now.
Why are these so hard to install??? Yes they have a square clip, we even tried two of them that were beveled on a grinder, but we have hammered away hard as we can with a couple stock clips on it with the same results! It slides in by hand with no clip attached!
Does anyone have any measurements of how long the axles should be? It should be +6.5. I don't know if it's too short, or what?
Is there anyone I can send my axle to to repair it, and look it over, make sure it is the right length? I'm not sure of the condition anymore of the stub that goes into the diff.
I have a feeling I may be best off buying a complete new axle... any vendors here carry any, or anyone know where I can get one?
I am going to start checking around tomorrow if I can. From all the horror stories I've heard and seen, I would prefer to avoid sending this thing to Gorilla directly.
My main concern is we are going for a ride this coming weekend, all the way through the weekend of the 4th. So I am hoping to get this figured out by this coming weekend, and if not, hopefully by the 4th. I am also afraid of sand intrusion in the rear diff so I don't know what to expect at this point.
Any help or ideas would be awesome......
Thanks in advance guys...