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Taking the outer CV joint off from shaft?

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by rickyquicky, Jun 11, 2010.

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    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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