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Old 04-09-2019, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Check axle tube for straightness

whats a good way for a backyard mechanic to check that an axle housing is straight?
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whats a good way for a backyard mechanic to check that an axle housing is straight?
I usually put the axle on jack stands and measure to the ground in several spots. If the concrete is flat that is. Toyota housings Iíve found them this way.
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Put a straight edge along the tube.
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Works best of a rear axle out of the vehicle, with tires, chocked from rolling away.

Measure across the tire treads with a tape measure and have a buddy swing the pinion around. If the measurement changes, its bent.
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For Dana style axles, pull carrier and look down the tubes. Not the most perfect way but fairly easy to see.
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