09-07-2010, 04:14 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Although the slide hammer is the correct tool for the job, I have never been able to successfully pull a Sammy axle (first time out) with one. Suzuki knew how to assemble... they just didn't want anyone to take it apart again.
The hard work is over, now you just have to pay attention to detail.
Make sure the surfaces are clean.
Make sure you remember the seal BEFORE you start to hammer it back in (experiance...).
Make sure the inner splines are lining up as you slide the axle back into place.
Make sure everything is just ready to slide into place, then whack it good in the center of the axle flange with a good ballpean hammer.
Try not to hit the threads on the flange bolts, or you will have to pull the axle again to press in new ones.
in old El Paso...