Date: 30 Jan 2007 21:38:05 -0800 From: "asg2307" <dadofpscagnospamcom> Subject: CV shaft or joint replacement
Purchased a 1986 Saab 900 last month. Heard minor clicking at turning on power. As of today there is clunking and clicking. The driver side has oily type residue, like it had been sprayed. I have not been on an oily area that I can remember. I know the cv joint is bad. I am living in Seattle. Wanting to know that being I am mechanically inclined on cars, should I replace the joint or shaft. I have read here that buying and replacing the whole shaft seems cheaper. I don't understand the 2006 post discussing the remove/replace. It would appear a $70 driveshaft would not have a tripod bearing. What additional hardware do I need to purchase? It would sure be nice to have a Bently manual, but I really need to get this done as soon and as cheap as possible. Right now I am just making it road worthy. Any help would be great.