Question about 2000 Suzuki Esteem
Already bought replacements assemblies for both sides. Boots are ripped on both and the right side is noisy enough to worry me and fix it. Car is jacked; wheel and calliper out of the way; got 32mm nut off easy enough; removed other bolts keeping CV assembly in place; even pulled out most of it. PROBLEM: 1. Cannot release the rod from the rotor/ bearing hub. Lots of WD-40 and hammer hits with no movement. Is there a clip to persuade or a rod press I need to purchase? 2. The differential boot pulled away. Now the tripod gear shaft is still in the transmission. My replacement assembly has a new one to go in the trans. What is the best way to remove it without ruining an O-ring or anything else. Dont want to do this again if I see a leak 1 week latrer.
There is a roll pin hold ing the cv shaft to the drive shaft, has to be tapped through, the cv joint is usually held to shaft by a cir-clip that needs 'opening out' and the cv joint will come off.your second query should be helped by doing this first procedure ,then there should be a metal ring bolted to the trans housing that holds that end of shaft in place ,this is placed OVER the rubber dif boot so you may not have seen it as old boot has come away ,do as 2 seperate operations much easier
Posted on Mar 29, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
make sure the new axles match up to exact length of old ones. sometimes aftermarket or rebuild cv axles are slightly shorter also possible the new axles are for a different model passat, thus when tightening the new axle in place it slips out.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
this is ussualy pressed in with a press. if you really have to. beat the old one out put the new one in the freezer and place the recieving part in a hot spot. i have found a propane grill works well at its highest setting. what this does is shrink the bearing and expand the mount allowing you to drive it in.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
No, you don't have to remove the front bumper. The headlight bulb is in a tight spot so you will need someone with small hands to reach it. Pull the rubber boot with the connector off
and there is a spring clip that holds the bulb in place, remove the clip and pull the bulb out
The connector inside the boot does not engage much on the terminals of the bulb. Click on the link below to read more:
Posted on Jan 14, 2011
SOURCE: I want to change the
your problem is that the boots are put on as they are assembled, so you need to take the joint apart to put the new boots on. it is cheaper to exchange the entire half shaft for a rebuilt one with new boot than to take them apart and put them back together.
alternatively most parts stores sell a couple different sizes of "split boots". these can be put on as they wrap around. surgical cleanliness is a necessity as they are glued on.
depending on the age of your shafts, you may want to go with new or rebuilt shafts to save yourself repeated labor next year.
Posted on May 06, 2011
start by jacking up car end of cv will have a cotter pin remove it, you'll need a 35 mm or 1 1/2 sae socket to remove retaining nut , after that ues a hard block of wood and strike that with hammer ( NEVRE STRIKE CV END WITH ANYTHIN METAL OR VERY HARD),at this point cv should be loose ,seperate cv from bearing hub you may also have to remove tie rod end to swing it out.ok thats it in a nut shell good luck hope it helps you.
Posted on Sep 30, 2012
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