Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 18:17:55 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: '85 900 CV/axle replacement


Dave Hinz wrote: > On 2 Jun 2006 08:55:13 -0700, pidgeonpost <timhnospamhries45.freeserve.co.uk> wrote: > >>Dave Hinz wrote: >> >>>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...I did one on my '83 900 some years ago. No real surprises, but I >>remember having to wedge the wishbone in the compressed position, and >>the hardwood wedges I used were not really hard enough! > > > Ah, so the range of motion doesn't go past where I can re-attach it. > Got it. > > >>Also have a look here.... >>http://www.thesaabsite.com/900old/C900driveshafts.htm > > > Thanks, that's well done by whoever did it. > > >>Be aware that when you whack the old joint off the drive shaft it may >>fall on your tootsies. It is heavy. > > > I always wear steel toed boots when working on heavy things, but thanks > for the reminder. Been an EMT for a long time, seen lots of fun trauma > on folks who didn't use safety equipment. (ask me about the guy with > the screwdriver through and through his hand...) Was it like this guy? http://www.wimp.com/screwdriver/ -- -Fred W

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