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Robo48 April 1st, 2012 16:45

CV joint replacement how to...
 
I have searched and can't seem to find the information I need regarding CV joint replacement or swapping from one axle to another. Any guru's out there who can help me out? Thank you in advance :)

Robo48 April 1st, 2012 20:09

Nobody knows how to rebuild cv joints/axles?

cfa5 April 1st, 2012 20:46

I replaced all my half shafts, straight forward job, If you need a video to watch, You tube it, replacing VW mk4 axle. Rebuilding them is messy. New half shafts come with everything you need.

goodluck

Robo48 April 1st, 2012 21:23

Where did u source them from?

turbocharged798 April 2nd, 2012 15:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robo48 (Post 3755601)
Nobody knows how to rebuild cv joints/axles?

Its pretty easy. Inner just has a C clip that comes off and the joint comes right off the shaft. The outer gets hammered off and on. If you take the joint apart, make sure to mark the races before as they have to back the exact same way.

I don't understand why people buy entire axles when rebuilding them is so darn easy.IMO, its harder to get the axle off the car.

cfa5 April 2nd, 2012 16:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robo48 (Post 3755724)
Where did u source them from?


From metalman parts, good service good prices.

goodluck

Robo48 April 2nd, 2012 18:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by turbocharged798 (Post 3756617)
Its pretty easy. Inner just has a C clip that comes off and the joint comes right off the shaft. The outer gets hammered off and on. If you take the joint apart, make sure to mark the races before as they have to back the exact same way.

I don't understand why people buy entire axles when rebuilding them is so darn easy.IMO, its harder to get the axle off the car.


Is it ok to hammer the joint back on the axle while its on the car?

turbocharged798 April 2nd, 2012 18:04

Probably not.

Robo48 April 2nd, 2012 18:14

Thats what I figured....:D

2002MK4 April 4th, 2012 19:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robo48 (Post 3755601)
Nobody knows how to rebuild cv joints/axles?

I know for a fact there is a video how to on You tube somewhere. Doesn't look to be that difficult really.

2002MK4 April 4th, 2012 19:06

Whats the mileage on your car out of curiosity and why the sudden focus on CVs? Did you check them? I had - what I thought - was CVs going. Ended up being strut mounts that were gone.

deezelpower April 4th, 2012 19:09

Axle boots crack on VW's regularly. Keep an eye on them, replace them as needed, and the axle should last indefinitely. If my axles ever give out, I'll be replacing them with rebuilt ones from raxles ONLY. Almost all aftermarket ones (i.e. <$500 each side) are junk.

drewtdi April 4th, 2012 19:53

Grease?
 
What brand grease are you guys using when you rebuild? The Vw grease is a bit expensive, is there a suitable alternative?

chewyboy April 4th, 2012 22:28

Here are the two links i looked at when i did mine. It really is an easy job, just messy and time consuming. From my experience definitely mark the cv joint like is shown and i found that keeping the bearings in their correct positions helped out in re-assembly as well. like i said messy and time consuming, most people are just to lazy to do it.

hope these links help

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...V-Boot-R-amp-R

http://volksweb.relitech.com/cvjoints.htm

Robo48 April 6th, 2012 18:07

All suspension parts are brand new. I discovered my outer cv joint didn't have the retainer clip on it when I was doing my wheel bearings as it slid off the end of the shaft and only the boot was holding it on the axle. I thought maybe the clip had come off inside the joint but I searched inside the cv boot with a magnet and couldn't find the clip. So I'm assuming its not in there and hasn't been. I thought it was probably time to reboot grease and reassemble the right side. CV joints seem to be quiet no vibration or anything so thinking they are good?


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