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Cv joint how hard is it to fix a cv joint is it worth it to try myself money tight and need to fix this problem.

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  • Rob Richards May 11, 2010

    CV joints can be a little tricky to tackle if your not too handy. Individual joints usually aren't replaced. You buy the whole half shaft with both the new inner and outer CV joints. Your going to need to remove the large axle nut, separate the ball joint and outer tie rod from the steering knuckle, push the outboard CV joint out of the hub assembly and then pop he inboard joint out of the tranny. You reverse the process for reassembly and you need to properly torque the axle nut to spec.

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Undo the big allen key bolt in the centure of the hub put the bolt to one side you will need it to use as a puller drop out the bottom ball joint tap the end of cv joint with a plastic hamer once the cv has come out of the splines get your allen bolt and screw it in to the cv jiont and it will press the cv off for you.get your new cv and tap it on to the splines with your plastic hamer.

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If you have a decent mechanical background than you should be able to do this yourself. If you dont you should leave it to pros

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