Date: 2 Jun 2006 08:55:13 -0700 From: "pidgeonpost" <timhnospamhries45.freeserve.co.uk> 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 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! Also have a look here.... http://www.thesaabsite.com/900old/C900driveshafts.htm Be aware that when you whack the old joint off the drive shaft it may fall on your tootsies. It is heavy.