Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 22:39:13 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: '85 900 CV/axle replacement

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) Will the axle include the bearing (triangular gizzmo) at the gear box end? Remember to loosen the big nut before you ramp up the car and before you take the brake off. It is torqued to 240ish feet/pounds pounds/feet (?) :-D Charles PS. If you decide to remove top and/or bottom ball joints ... remove them from the wishbones, a lot easier and less destructive than trying to remove them from the hub. -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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