Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 20:56:06 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <>
Subject: Re: '85 900 CV/axle replacement

"Charles C." <> writes: >Dave Hinz wrote: >> On Fri, 02 Jun 2006 22:39:13 +0100, Charles C. <c.k.christacopoulos.removeme> wrote: >>> Dave Hinz wrote: >>>> I've got a split CV boot on the left side, on my '85 900. A new axle is >>>> only 66 bucks, cheaper than just the CV, so I'll probably be going with >>>> that. Any surprises in this process? Seems like it'd be pretty >>>> straightforward; pull the bottom ball joint, remove the castle nut & >>>> caliper - pretty much all right there, or am I missing something? >>>> >>>> Dave Hinz >>> You assume the CV joint is gone I take it. Because all you need is a >>> boot if the rest is OK. >>> >>> (Good Lord I could do a SAAB boot your vintage with my eyes closed) >Hi, >I did not mean to sound I am cleverer than you. It just brings back >memories ... :-) >> >> Well, let's talk about that. Is that just lower ball joint, inner U >> joint, get greasy as hell, and be done? Or how do I get the driveshaft >> out of that CV? >I assume you only need to change the boot. In the following procedure >you remove the complete drive shaft and hub assembly. >Disclaimer ... don't drop the car on yourself, it hurts. I had the back right side of my white 900S fall off a jack once. When I was 'green' and had not figured out when the front 'lip' of the jack point was for I just lifted with the car in a very slight slope to do something at the back. Oh well just as well I'd not taken the wheel off yet.. Car slid down on the pad of the back because I hadn't engaged the lip first. Oops. Did a little bit of damage to the join between some body sections but I learnt a lesson from that. 8-) Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au | and other URL's Email: | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.

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