Date: 2 Jun 2006 16:31:14 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: '85 900 CV/axle replacement

On 2 Jun 2006 08:55:13 -0700, pidgeonpost <> 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.... > 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...)

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