: ok kinda noobish but give me a quick reply



Bmc2213
05-24-07, 01:34 AM
ok so yes i am a caddy tech and i should knwo a trick to doing this but i work on lifts all day and im not as handy on the ground.

so i see a ton of fluid on the front of my motor right around the timing cover on the firewall side, i beilieve it to be atf since the oil is brand new and still full but the atf was at the cold line way after the car reached N.O.T. i then saw that my axle shaft seemed to not be pushed in all the way into the tranny i could see about a 1/4 inch portion of the shiny end of the half shaft, i dont really wanna drive aroun like this as it makes a horible shudder on accel.. but i really cant think of an easy way to push the shaft in all i have available is a jack, the one the car came with, and my tools how do i get enough leverage to pushthe shaft is when its too low to get a pry bar on the jack goes about a foot and a half.. and when i push it feels like the car is gonna fall onto me. i have all kinds of tools but no shop air so im tryin to find a trick to gettting it popped in where i dont have to take the spindle nut off is this possible on the ground? or should i just man up and pop the ball joint and remove the nut?

-BMC

fubar569
05-24-07, 01:50 AM
ok so yes i am a caddy tech and i should knwo a trick to doing this but i work on lifts all day and im not as handy on the ground.

so i see a ton of fluid on the front of my motor right around the timing cover on the firewall side, i beilieve it to be atf since the oil is brand new and still full but the atf was at the cold line way after the car reached N.O.T. i then saw that my axle shaft seemed to not be pushed in all the way into the tranny i could see about a 1/4 inch portion of the shiny end of the half shaft, i dont really wanna drive aroun like this as it makes a horible shudder on accel.. but i really cant think of an easy way to push the shaft in all i have available is a jack, the one the car came with, and my tools how do i get enough leverage to pushthe shaft is when its too low to get a pry bar on the jack goes about a foot and a half.. and when i push it feels like the car is gonna fall onto me. i have all kinds of tools but no shop air so im tryin to find a trick to gettting it popped in where i dont have to take the spindle nut off is this possible on the ground? or should i just man up and pop the ball joint and remove the nut?

-BMC

i would man up...but thats me...i've never seen a cadillac do this before...might be some other underlying issues here...

AJxtcman
05-24-07, 07:27 AM
What Year Make Model?

Bmc2213
05-24-07, 02:05 PM
i know me nither i thought it was just the seal leaking and slinging atf all over but then i saw that gap and thouhgt "greaat" ight guess i gotta go find a lift...or some better jack stands

Dadillac
05-24-07, 10:44 PM
So you are a Cadillac tech? And you have a problem with your Cadillac? You don't seek the assistance of your fellow Caddilac techs? You ask for help from shadetree mechanics? Hmmmm

Don

Bmc2213
05-25-07, 03:08 AM
its a 95, i work at chevy, gmc caddy dealer here in NH, its ust me an my friend doin the caddys that come in. we just never work on things in driveways. u know how it is wit techs, we take our time on everything that comes in the shop but when it comes to our own cars we become incredibly lazy haha

Bmc2213
05-25-07, 03:11 AM
oh and btw if anyone ever finds out this happend (which i hope u dont) an easy way to pop that axle in is to leave ur wheel on but pop the lower ball joint, straightin out ur wheels and kick the bottom of the wheel u want the alxe to pop in on it will slam right in.

-BMC