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Old 05-22-2006, 05:08 PM   #11
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Do you really think it's necessary to take the axles out completely?
I have done 2 engine swaps and 2 tranny swaps and I have had to pull axles everytime. I don't think there is any room to do it anyother way. What year vehicle is it? I use geniune Honda service manuals and they are great, let me know what year you have and I can find you one you can download. Its great to print out and you can get the directions dirty and throw them away, I usually print two sets of the sections I need so if they get too dirty I have another set.
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:30 PM   #12
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91 CRX, 92(ish) Civic CX engine.

I'll prolly just pull the axles since it's so easy.
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:48 PM   #13
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91 CRX, 92(ish) Civic CX engine.

I'll prolly just pull the axles since it's so easy.
Here is a CRX Honda workshop manual, might help. I think HT has some good DPFI 2 MPFI how to's.
http://www.crxpower.net/~silverkorn/...hop_Manual.pdf
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:51 PM   #14
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Thanks for the link, I'm already MPFI and OBD1, so no worries,
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You prolly meant for matt though, I'll give him my phone number so he can call with questions,
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:14 PM   #16
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I've pulled the engine out of mine before (to do the clutch and CV boots). Here's my suggestions:

The first thing is to take the hood off and take out the battery.

I pulled the axles all the way out to do the boots, but you don't absolutely need to. They'll probably be in the way, and you'll have to wrap up the splines. You can't get the nut off once the wheels are off, so you have to decide before you start.

You do have to undo the suspension to get the driveshafts out of the tranny. Forget the ball joints. They're a pain even with the right tools. Just take out the bolts on the bottom control arm. Use thread locker when you put it back together.

For the tranny pin I used a punch that I ground away to make a centering pin (harbor freight cheapo set), then punched it out of the top with a slide hammer. I was afraid of hurting the tranny, and it seemed to come out easier from the top. I'd just nail it with punch and sledge if I had to do it again. A plastic hammer isn't going to do much.
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:19 PM   #17
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I think I just figured out when I'm going to find time to redo my front suspension,
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Do you really think it's necessary to take the axles out completely?
Yes. And why not? I've heard of people going through great lengths to not take the axles out by taking out their entire suspension. What a waste of time! The method I described above is very easy and quick, so I don't understand why people are afraid of removing their axles. I can honestly have both axles out in about 30 minutes from pulling the car in.
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:29 PM   #19
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I'm going to do them, I just didn't realize how easy it was until I thought about it.
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