Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 10:18:47 -0000
From: "Mark Sempers" <>
Subject: Re: Questions: Ticking sound when doing hard right turns at low speed.

Eoin wrote in message <36AA455E.223249CBnopsamnet>... >Yes-- How good a mechanic are you? I don't care to do it, and I do most/all my >repairs myself (and all maintenance). $300 per axle implies, what, 4-5 hours of >labor per side? Or does the figure include the CV joint? Anyway, you can do it, >but it'll take a while. > > >SHUCRU wrote: > >> kaijahnopsamcom (Kaijah) wrote >> >> >I agree with the CV joint diagnosis. It's a relatively expensive repair. >> >> Is this something you can repair yourself? I have a 91 900 Turbo convertible. >> Both CV joints need fixing. I was guoted almost $300 per axil. >> >> Joe > It's not a bad job, you need a big socket to fit the bolt in the centre of the hub, a breaker bar to move it :) and preferably a torque wrench to tighten it to spec. Once this is loose, you need to detach the hub from the suspension either with a ball joint splitter, or unbolt the ball joints from the A arms. You should be able to get away with only taking the hub off one arm. Then use a pair of circlip pliers to release the circlip inside the CV joint and allow it clear of the driveshaft, and slide the whole thing out. Refitting is the reverse of removal :) Seriously, it's simple enough, just a bit of a sod to get some of the stuff undone / moved. You probably need a long bar, decent wrench, and a few muscles to move the nut in the centre of the hub (after you've taken the retaining split pin out :o ) - Mark.

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