Date: 1 Feb 2007 00:18:13 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: CV shaft or joint replacement

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

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