Question about 1999 Chevrolet Metro
99 chevy/geo metro, I need to replace outer CV'S. they tell me that there are 2 diffrent outer cv's for this model, ether 19 or 20 tooth race count on outer cv's where they attach to axel. So How to seperate outer cv from axel? I dont seem to see any circlips holding it on. the damn book I have has no clue and is useless!!! I tried taping on it a little, not appear to move any. all the book said was some of the outer cv were rebuildable on later models. I dont want to rebuild them just replace the outers as they had torn boots and are rattleing some.
Thank you in advance.
To me this is a simple job, I didn't mean to sound insulting but having never done one i fixed a friends car with a bad CV joint, I found a rebuild kit with new joint ball bearings and grease boots, removing the joints is straight forward, clean the grease out of the joint to see the spring clip that holds it to the axle shaft splined end, to remove the stub end of axle from the steering knuckle undo the axle nut (u need a new one of these) and the unbolt the strut from the knuckle of course the brake caliper and the disk must also be removed, try to push the axle out and swing the knuckle out of the way, you may need to undo the tie rod as well.
Posted on May 29, 2009
First, did you check the price difference on a complete axle (saves time and aggravation of doing joint & boot) Most times you can get them apart by just putting the axle in a vise and giving the joint a good smack with a hammer. There is a small clip in the end that you can spread, but you have to look carefully to find it. Most people have a hard time getting the boot to stay on and find it has come off a few weeks after they installed it.
That's why I suggest replacing the entire axle which if far cheaper than they used to be!!!
Posted on May 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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