Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:43:28 +0000
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: CV shaft or joint replacement

Dave Hinz wrote: > On 31 Jan 2007 16:12:14 -0800, asg2307 <dadofpscagnospamcom> wrote: >> On Jan 31, 4:55 am, Dave Hinz <> wrote: > >>> Yup. Because when a CV actually _fails_, you go nowhere at all. > >> So what is with all the extra things to think about, like putting some >> sort of wedge before jacking > > Ah. That, is just so the a-arm doesn't go too far down with spring > pressure. Chunk of 3/4" thick plywood worked for me. > >> and having to remore a cover(?) before >> pulling the whole shaft out. > > I can't imagine what that would be. > >> All in all how much did you pay? A >> local repair shop says they can repair in an afternoon a used shaft or >> joint for $250. I see that doing a joint is going to be at least $100 >> plus. > > I'd rather pay the garage to install a rebuilt one, even if it means > driving the bad shaft to the rebuilder yourself. How about this - find > your local A1 Driveshaft or whatever in the yellow pages, and ask them > if they have a wrench they deal with often. Nothing unique to Saab on > that particular job. 250 bux for a used part which could fail at any > time seems high, but you could probably get a rebuild _and_ installation > for that. The rebuild shop will know someone; they may even do it > themselves. > > Let us know what you end up doing so we have more information for the > next guy to ask, please. > > Dave Hinz > The shaft can be separated from the CV joint. It is quite easy really, a few weeks ago I did it on my 9000 and it is the same setup as on the 900. The minimum the OP needs is a new CV joint + tools. To the OP. I would not pay good money for a used CV joint + labour to fit it. If you are asking for additional hardware you may need quite a lot (I would have large hub-puller, long lever to socket for driveshaft nut, torque wrench to tighten driveshaft nut, jack, I would like as spare spring compressors ... and on it goes). As far as a manual goes ... or Post again as to what you want to do;-) Regards Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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