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Cv joint replacement

I just purchased a new cv joint assembly reman. how hard is it to install and could someone with basic mechanical skills do it. a in depth answer with a run down of how to do it would be greatly appreceiated

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    blind150 Dec 16, 2008

    i actually have the book and it says remove brake assembly. remove brake splash guard and then pull out cv joint axle. it just seems a little too simple and i have tools except for a torque wrench. so im assuming im missing somethng

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    blind150 Dec 17, 2008

    great news i did it! its really not that difficult. the biggest problem was removing the hub assembly (it was rusted and fused) once i broke it free it was pretty cake. however the car is still bucking and jumping from the front end. i replaced the passenger side cv joint cause the boot was torn i suppose i should do the driver side now too......

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    blind150 Dec 19, 2008

    ok so i did the other axle. no real issues this time. however the brakes were a pain in the *** to get back on. i assumed the piston was just out halfway or something like that and managed to force it back on. now im hearing a squeaking from that side. (could the previous owner have put on the wrong size brake pad?)on top of it all the car still bounces and vibrates when i hit a bump (when going straight, most of the noise comes from driver side) and when i cut the wheel to the right all the way when i step on the gas (90% of the time) it hops. when i am driving and i cut the wheel back and forth when i cut to the right i hear a "knock" coming from the left front tire. a mechanic i spoke to said maybe its the track bar but i did notice the bushing on my left tie rod end was split. also it looks like my brake splace guard was cutting into it.

    i just brought this car 9 days ago sorry for so many questions at once

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    blind150 Dec 19, 2008

    went to a auto shop today to get an oil change.(i dont know how to do one and dont really want to know) they said my outside tie rod end was in need of replacing. also my shocks needed to be replaced. i told them id think about it. iplan on doing it myself. but once im done i got to drive to another auto place to get a 4 wheel allingment.

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    blind150 Dec 20, 2008

    i know im a rocket scientist



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Regardless of if it is a driveshaft or axle joint, the difficulty lies in your skill level. Personally, I know it would take me at least an hour, but I have the tools and knowledge to do this.
I can't give you a step by step, but even an inexpensive manual like Haynes has this stuff in it. If you have a problem understanding their instructions, I will be happy to answer specific questions you may have.

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  • Richard Scordino Dec 16, 2008

    The only thing I can add to that is the word carefully! Hang the brake caliper by a string or piece of wire with tension off the brake hose. Be careful re-installing it so that hose is not twisted. Remove axle nut before raising tire/wheel assembly off the ground. (if there is no access to the nut with the stock wheel installed, remove wheel and replace it with spare which generally has no "stuff" in the center hole.) Axle spline sometimes gets rusted into hub spline... spray with wd40, put axle nut on end of shaft backwards, screw on 'till its flush with end of axle and tap on it with a hammer. Generally, it is unwise to rotate opposite wheel with axle removed from differential so, don't do that! PS: what was wrong with c/v? While you are in there, check hub bearing. Put some grease on spline and nose of cv joint to eliminate binding or seal damage when replacing unit.

    That's about all I can think of.... It's all common sense.
    Good luck!

  • Richard Scordino Dec 17, 2008

    Yup.... Do the other side. To get axle free of hub, turn nut around backwards & turn onto threads till it is fllush with the end and give it a mild shot with a hammer. To get the hub out, spray parting line with wd40 and use a thin chisel to get it started, but be careful with this and don't break anything.

  • Richard Scordino Dec 19, 2008

    Generally, bouncing is due to bad shocks. I recommend that you check all moving joints on front end components for excessive play. anything that has more than a sixteenth inch of side or up and down movement should be changed. When replacing tie rod end, make sure you count the number of turns necessary to remove the old one so you can put the replacement back the same way.Otherwise it will change your toe in and screw up alignment. Lube the front end with a good moly type grease. If you still have knocking, I would suspect ball joint wear. They are not really difficult to install but you need a special press (you can rent one from many parts stores). Take a pair of pliers and bend splash plate so it dosen't hit anything. Take a good look at it. it may be contacting a brake rotor (that will be noisy.)
    Use a scredriver to pry it away from rotor of it is. There is no "special shape" to maiintain for plate. It's more important that it dosen't hit anything. When retracting a brake caliper, I generally put an old brake pad across the piston and compress it with a large "c" clamp. If it does not retract easily, it may be hanging up, in which case either rebuild it or replace it. Be aware: rarely, but it does happen, the flex hose to the caliper can collapse internally, holding the caliper extended.If you get a burn smell or binding after putting on pads, I'd check that as well. (easy check: remove it and blow through it) if failed that will be difficult.) Generally, unless everything is in really shabby condition, you can get away with only one caliper, but never replace only one side pads!

  • Richard Scordino Dec 19, 2008

    Your'e kidding, right? You changed a cv joint and you can't change oil????? Thats like saying I can fly a rocket but I cant tie my shoe!!!



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