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getting ready to R&R the driver's side CV shaft

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Re: getting ready to R&R the driver's side CV shaft

Post by azureblue »

The relief that follows once it pops out is euphoric.

Hmm... I think I will cue up Handel's Hallelujah Chorus for when mine comes loose.

SuperH - much thanks.. This is a great explanation. If all goes well this week end, I'll get the work done
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Re: getting ready to R&R the driver's side CV shaft

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I wish you luck. I tried to do it on our 01 xc70, spent hours on it, and finally ended up putting the car back together and taking it to my friends professional shop. He bent a good quality pickle fork but finally got it out. Although I was trying to do it in my driveway I'm an ex-ASE tech and never had a problem doing front axles prior to that.
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Re: getting ready to R&R the driver's side CV shaft

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I wonder how many of the "difficult" CV removals are related to aftermarket circlips. I know at least five times I have reused the original circlip as the replacement that came with the CV was impossible to get installed b/c it was slightly larger.

Looks good on paper circlip design vs OEM.
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Re: getting ready to R&R the driver's side CV shaft

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I plan to reuse the original circlip - A lot of stories of problems with them.
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