Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 15:03:33 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: '85 900 CV/axle replacement

Dave Hinz wrote: >> Remove the two bolts from upper and lower ball joint to wishbone >> connections. Note that in both a 1979 and a 1983 cars I had the bolts >> had a fine thread which after that many years has probably gone south. >> I got replacement bolts for my 1983 car (a few years ago mind you) which >> had the same oversize shoulder but a normal metric thread. > > I've got this cool machine in the basement that can put whatever thread > I want on pieces of metal, so no worries there. > >> Also note >> that the heads of the bolts (i.e. the stronger part of the bolt, go in a >> particular direction ... uhmmm I have to think about this .. they have >> to counteract the rotational direction ... uhmm maybe). > > Hm, never noticed that, but I do put those back in the way I found 'em. > Check. > >> To separate drive shaft (half axle another name) from CV joint there is >> a circlip. > > Ah, so it's not like the 95/96/97 with the groove in the shaft and the > snapring. I'm glad we had this little talk or that could have been a > bad confusion to have. Maybe that is what I mean ... a groove in the shaft and a ring that goes round it. But I used circlip pliers to open the ring and then get one tap on the cv joint. Doable ... I always managed to separate them with no other person helping. > >> Half a dozen attempts (you will only get one hit >> at a time as the pliers will move off the circlip) and you will move the >> CV a bit away ... the rest is straight forward. > Enjoy. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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