Tackling a CV shaft, wheel hub, or front suspension work can be quickly halted without the right tools. Use our 1/2 inch drive 36mm socket with a breaker bar for those stubborn axle nuts.. (Note - it does take a deep enough socket to clear the axle stub that protrudes. Ours provides 2.25 inches or 57mm of depth). Couple this with our CV shaft press tool and you've got all the help you need to do the job right.
As it turned out, one of those six bolts is a 36mm monster tucked deep within the darkest reaches of an old VW. It took the better part of a week even getting a hold of a 36mm socket for a socket wrench and several more days to finally get it loose. Once I removed my old alternator, I found that the new one I had ordered from Autozone was in fact a generator and not an alternator, because of some sort of confusion when VW switched over from one system to another and then I had to find a new new alternator and don't think that was easy to explain over the phone and it was a whole day figuring that out and another day before I could pick up the new part and then it was two more days before I could get that goddamn 36mm nut correctly torqued on the back of the alternator and another half day before the entire assembly made it back into the car and everything was fixed and the car could drive away goddammit.