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Old 01-06-2012, 09:39 AM
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Impact wrench works perfectly with the handbrake for the 32mm axle nut. Just did mine the other day. pretty easy job...
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:16 AM
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Will do mine this weekend. I figured that the E brake would hold enough to brake the nut loose.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:39 AM
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Got mine done last night. Jacked up one side at a time and the nut (1 1/4 socket) came off easily with impact wrench. Loosened the nut till it was right even with the end of the axle and had to use a piece of wood and a small sledge to hammer the axle inboard (there was no pushing mine maybe a little rust holding it up). Definitely enough room to get in there to apply grease, I used an old model paint brush with bristles about 1/2 wide. Put impact back on the nut (still attached) and tightened it back up drawing the axle back out. Checked the torque and was done.
I did use the E brake and and gears to hold the wheel still and took it out of gear and released the brake to rotate the axle to apply grease.

About 2 hours maybe and 3 beers total time
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:38 PM
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just got done doing it to mine...but didnt work.

however, i think mine is too far gone to fix with just lubricant, i think i need to replace the differential because it clicks a lot and loudly. I highly suggest using a breaker bar...i went and got a 22in bar and that made getting that nut off real easy.

pushing the axle in took a little work, i used a piece of wood and a hammer. when i applied the lubricant, i didnt have a brush small enough so i used a q-tip and tried to smear it all around. perhaps thats why it didnt work..who knows. Even still, this wasnt a hard process.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:35 PM
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I just pulled the axle out. Much easier to do it right that way.

The spline on mine was bone dry, aparrently when they put the wheel hub in they never put anything on it. A little anti-sieze after some wire-brush loving and it is silent again, i'm very happy.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:27 PM
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okay so i attempted to do this again. This time i pulled both axels completely off. The hardest part of the whole thing was finagling the axels off of the car...and rotating the axels to loosen/tighten the bolts. Regardless, they both came off easily (the rear drivers side was hard to get out/in because of the exhaust pipe) but even still this wasnt very challenging.

i didnt need to take a wire brush to them because they were clean. dry, but clean. I just wish i had done this sooner instead of waiting so long because i wouldnt have to replace the damn diff.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:39 AM
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i thought about doing my but after the last time i took them wheels out, i decided to leave them alone. Somehow the clicking noise is gone?? now.. weird??
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:18 PM
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Frick, just replaced my left rear spindle due to this back 6 months ago. Now my right rear is sounds like the bearings are binding.

Gotta take a look..
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:02 PM
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Hello, I have read through this excellent post several times.

I would be very grateful if someone could clarify the following.

1. If I loosen the 32mm nut, push the axle back and grease, will this stop the clicking without having to unscrew and rotate the pumpkin?

2. If I do have to unbolt and rotate the punkin 180 degrees can the screws be reused. If not are these only obtainable from a dealer?

3. I can not find the specified grease. Is a good quality marine grease a suitable alternative?

Many thanks for any help.

Mark.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:39 PM
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Anybody????
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:14 AM
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Here are the steps i did:

Take wheels off
Loosen nut
push axle in about 2 inches
apply grease with an old model paint brush to splines
(i used high temp automotive grease)
have car in neutral so you can rotate axles
tighten nut which will draw axle back into position
torque
install wheels
Done

Hope this helps
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:02 AM
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That sounds straightforward. I'll try that tomorrow and post how I go. Thanks you. Mark.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:50 PM
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Spot on folks. Did this today, easy! Click is history - brilliant
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:14 PM
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if you want the m77 grease, use part number 08798-9010. It should be in stock at any Honda dealer.......... yes I said Honda
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:14 AM
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Can confirm this works! Did it yesterday. Surprisingly the axle nut was a lot easier to get off than I thought it would be (little rust buster) and an impact gun did the trick
The bolts holding the axle to the differential were another story, haha; good thing the car was high enough on jack stands so I could squeeze in a smaller breaker bar to get those loose.

If somebody is doing a transmission and differential oil changes - it might be a good idea to pull the axles, check, and clean/re-lube them. I did this and my fluid changes in about 4 hours time. Very well worth it

Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:21 AM
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My NISMO is having this issue now. Anyone know why the TSB only covers 03-05? Luckily I have an extended warranty, so it should be fixed for free.

EDIT: Actually, I'm gonna fix it myself today. I'll post results.

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Old 05-10-2012, 07:18 PM
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Did it today, only problem was the rubber boot was a pain to get pass the sway links. Other then that, it worked perfect!
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:45 AM
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Fixed my click yesterday using this:

and this:

By not taking the axle out and simply backing the axle nut off until there were two threads holding it on, I slid the axle as far as it would go which gave plenty of room to get the flux brush in there to apply the grease.

It took me longer to jack the car up and remove the wheels than to do the actual work, but I used an impact gun which made backing out the nut cake work.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:14 PM
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I removed the rear axle nut and all the other nuts and bolts and I have been trying to hit out my driver side rear axle and i cant get it so go in all the way... I've been using a rubber mallet.. any suggestions?
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:24 PM
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wat happens if u dont repair this? is it jus a noise issue? does it damage anything?
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