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Old 05-25-2006, 05:19 PM   #141
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Axles, me too. Today we pulled the axles and disconnected/severed all remaining connections to the red car's drivetrain. This weekend it all comes out.

They came out just like that. Separated the lower ball joints to pull the hub out of the way, and they popped out quite easily from the transaxle.

A couple of years ago when I tried to do the same on my Accord (to change the *$^$ alternator), I couldn't get it out. Here's hoping your Honda's more cooperative than mine was.
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:23 PM   #142
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Lucky us.

It seems like axles are very easy for me, just undo it and yank it the heck out.

It's too bad for me that your project is totally kicking my ***,
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:25 PM   #143
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Yeah, just wait until your FE goes through the roof, then we'll see.
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:25 PM   #144
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EV > FE

Regardless of what the FE is.
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:28 PM   #145
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Speaking of which, GM's chairman stated in an interview (June Motor Trend, I think), that killing the EV1 program was a mistake. That's the first time any GM higher-up has said anything like that. Hindsight's great, eh?
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Old 05-25-2006, 05:31 PM   #146
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They were made fun of in an article recently because they tout having the most vehicles over 30mpg highway yet only 16% of their sales are cars and even some of those are not in the 30 mpg class. The author went on to say they could have a successful hybrid if they hadn't wasted all their money on the EV1.

Not an opinion I share, but whatev, low sales = no production, as is now the case with the Insight.

The option to buy high built-in FE just keeps dissappearing it seems.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:48 AM   #147
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If GM was smart they would revive the Metro name as a hybrid to compete with the Insight/Prius. The Metro's name is well known as an FE champ so they would be wise to milk it for all it's worth and actually develop something that managed 70 mpg.

Of course, GM has always been a reactive rather than proactive company (ie. Camaro/Trans Am vs. Mustang).

SVOboy - good luck with your very-soon-to-be-reality tranny swap. Always wanted to do the A604 to A543 swap in my Dodge Spirit, but I never got around to it (translation: I was broke).
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:36 PM   #148
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Jared's leaving the house now, and I'm about to get started.

Thanks for all the support!

PS: For those keeping tracking, I just recieved a second free, new, clutch from work today, as well as a free impact gun, so yeah.
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Jared's leaving the house now, and I'm about to get started.

Thanks for all the support!

PS: For those keeping tracking, I just recieved a second free, new, clutch from work today, as well as a free impact gun, so yeah.
Well finally! Lets get this *** kicking under way!

Will your extra clutch fit my car?
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Old 05-27-2006, 02:24 AM   #150
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Yes, the clutch will fit excepting the throwout bearing.

It's 5:30 am and jared just left, conlcuding the first official GS meet.

Anyway, I'm very tired and gross, about to shower and sleep, then off to the junkyard to beat up on the to do list. I'll give updates tomorrow, but right now I gotta sleep and then hit the yard up for the stuff I so sorely need.
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