Question about Volkswagen Camper
Remove the CV boot first.
Depending on the year model of your car it will have a circlip(early models) on the shaft where the shaft enters the inner race of the CV joint. It will have to be opened with circlip pliers before the outer joint will come off. The circlip cannot be removed, you have to open the circlip with one hand using the circlip pliers, pull/hammer the joint with the other hand while somehow holding the shaft still as well. (A bench vise is a great help)
If it has no circlip a good whack with a rubber hammer will remove it. Refrain from hammering metal on metal. Use a piece of wood if no rubber hammer is available.
Look at this link for more info on disassembly/reassembly of the joint : http://www.fixya.com/cars/t5471871-need_some_help
Repair of the joint is not always succesful and replacement is the better option.
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
have you undone the main hub bolt, if yes, there could be two different items holding the cv joint on, one is a small circlip in the joint end, or the other is just like an expanding metal ring again only small. what i had to do to change my one was take the driveshaft out (easier to see whats there) then gently (rubber hammer) hit the CV joint it should then fall off to allow you to change the CV joint. I spent over an hour trying to get the metal ring off, then after taking driveshaft off it was changed and back on in ten mins. Or you can go to a motor factors or similar and get a boot puller, my opinion hammer works better lol
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
SOURCE: removing a drive axle from
if you already have the ball joint dissconnect and the axle out of the steering knuckle just pry out the axle at the transaxle assembly. if it doesnt wont to come out try pushing it in and pry it out vary qiuck pull on the pry bar but they are only held in place with a colasable c-clip just giver.it will come dont worry it wont break
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
athere is a snap ring within the CV joint the nedds to be spread OPEN to release CV joint from axle, Once CV is cleaned and repacked with grease rintall onto axle by again spreading apart clamp. Prior to installing CV joint slide NEW CV joint boot onto axle, Cleanly intall add'l grrease and reinstall CV boot.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
This is a simple job that is why it is not very detailed in your book. Nothing special. Do one side at a time so you have a reference to how to reassemble it. Remove your tire , brake calipers be sure not to stress the rubber brake lines or open the brake lines to air. Remove both upper and lower ball joints. When taking out the ball joints remove the cotter pin and bolt and beat the **** out of the joint for it to release. Then the C/V axles will come right out with a bit out encouragement. You will need a few tools wrenches pry bar hammer. I would buy a Chilton's or a Haynes repair manual for torque specs for reassembly. Good luck and take your time. And unless the axles are making noise you can just replace the rubber boots. Which is alot cheaper.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
SOURCE: audi a4 2.8 1995 model
WARNING The slots in the steering knuckle must not be widened. Do NOT loosen any other steering knuckle fasteners, otherwise the axle geometry must be checked.
Fig. A threaded plastic guide dowel is included in the vehicle's tool kit. Thread it into place to guide the wheel on the ground
Fig. Apply a light coating of an anti-seizing compound to the lug bolts
Fig. The screwdriver handle supplied in the vehicle's tool kit is used to start the lug bolts
Fig. Always loosen or tighten the axle nut or bolt with the vehicle on the ground
Inner CV joint-to-transaxle flange:
M8 fasteners: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) M10 fasteners: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
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