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Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 00:07:15 +0100
From: "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos.removeme.nospamee.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: c900 inner driver size change?


Dave Hinz wrote: > OK, so I'm replacing the left CV/driveshaft on my '85 Saab 900. Got the > old one out without too much swearing and no blood. New one won't go > in; turns out the outer races of the 3 needle bearings are about 2mm too > large, as compared with the one that came out. > > So. Obviously something changed. When? Any thoughts if they gave me > the wrong part (newer) or if my car has the wrong tranny in, or > something? > > At this point, to get back on the road, I'm thinking of keeping my old > driveshaft and putting that into the new CV I got from them. I would replace the two tripods if I were you assuming the shaft + splines are exactly the same. Any hints > on this? I can't see the snapring I thought would be there, checking > manuals next. But I don't think I'll do anything until I get some sort > of confirmation about that part changing? Did you need a new cv joint or just a boot/gaiter? > > More to the point, if the part did change, I need to know when, so I can > tell 'em I have whatever year car the one I need, is really for. See here ... maybe of some help (not much though) http://www.thesaabsite.com/900old/c900cvparts.htm > > Thanks, > Dave Hinz > I have seen a photo on the web of a snapring ... I will see if I can find it for you. Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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