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    Taking the outer CV joint off from shaft?

    As above really, replacing both outer CV joints on my A3, how do you get the joint off of the shaft? Is it just a case or whacking it with a mallet?!

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    yup, hold the joint straight and give the back a good whack..

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    or wind the bolt back in, it will push the CV off the shaft

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    Cheers guys much appreciated!

    Was worried there might have been a cheeky circlip hiding somewhere before I started bashing it with a hammer!

    On a side note, I have about 1mm of play side to side in my inner CV joints when I twist the shaft, is this normal or do you think thats excessively worn?

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    there is a snap ring hidden inside the CV, but you need to overcome that to push it off, either the hammer trick or wind the bolt will be fine.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the play, if it wasn't making noises before once you have cleaned and regreased it will only be better

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    But am I right in thinking there shouldnt be any play at all? Or is some side to side motion normal?

    If im spending the time doing it I might as well get it all 100%!

 

 

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