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outer cv joint... HELP!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3-mike, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. s3-mike

    s3-mike New Member

    Mar 31, 2010
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    hi guys, searched but couldnt find the answer, the outer cv joint has gone and im getting a new one from audi this week, keen diy'r when it comes to fixing my cars but im new to the audi. bought a manual to see how things are done.

    it says that the whole drive shaft is to be removed but can the outer join be taken off the car with the driveshaft still in place?

    just a case of undoing the hub bolt, undoing the lower arm from the balljoint and pulling the hub away from the ds then tapping the cv joint off the shaft? is this possible?

    cheers for any help in the matter.


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  3. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

    Sep 7, 2009
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    ive not done one myself but personally id look to undo the hub nut, undo the shaft from the diff flange and then press the outer cv from the hub. that should get your drive shaft off

    if i were to buy a new CV, id get it from GSF and get a new GKN kit.

    or, being more daring, get the old CV off. clean it right up, re apply grease and a new boot and start again, for much less cost
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Sep 14, 2008
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  5. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

    Sep 6, 2004
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    GSF tried 3 times to get me the right cv joint and failed right pain in the arse , Audi are not much more and was right first time. You can do the job on the car but some proper pliers for the cv boot clips really help. Think the center bolt is either 17 or 19 mm allen key

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