Date: 26 Jul 2006 05:29:45 -0700
From: "yaofeng" <>
Subject: Re: 9000 driveshaft was Re: Another round of trolls

Charles C. wrote: > yaofeng wrote: > >> Have you done the CV + axle? Do you want to remove the cv from my 9000 > >> (the bnospamd) so I can change the boot? The damn thing is glued in > >> place :-D > >> > > > > You may want to consider replacing the CV joint boot from the tripod > > bearing side. You can do it from the CV joint side by opening the snap > > ring and knocking the CV joint out of the shaft at the same time. I > > found it far easier to remove the tripod bearing to remove both the > > inner drive boot and the CV joint boot by sliding them out of the drive > > shaft. > > Hi, > > I can't remove the CV joint from the hub. > > My hub puller would not take the road wheel bolts of the car. So I used > an ordinary puller and some fittings I had made for previous cars. I > bend the fittings :-) > > Now a different hub puller has been bought ... it has bigger gaps for > the road wheel bolts. See if this > (2nd item down the > list) has the necessary strength + big hammer on my part to crack the > seal between CV joint and hub. > > If I can remove the CV from the hub then I can work as you suggest. > > ============== > > So how much hammering is needed? > > > > > You need a gear puller to remove the tripod bearing. If you don't have > > one Autozone lets you borrow one for free. Either way it is a messy > > job. > > Pullers I have, heavy hammers too ... it is just I don't like hammering :-) > > > > -- I looked at your problem again and realized you have the drive shaft still in the car. That makes it more compelling to do it from the inner drive end by removing the tripod bearing using a gear puller. Separating the drive shaft ftom the hub is more difficult on a 9000 than a c900. You use the same cheater bar to loosen a 32 mm nut on the axle. But you need to pound the axle in to loosen it from the hub. I had the drive shaft removed to pull the tripod bearing. But it can be done with the drive shaft in car.

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