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    Re: clunking conundrum

    The S2 Front Hub nut tool is 8051166. S1 is 88051161

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    Re: clunking conundrum

    I swapped out driveshafts on series 1 by undoing hub nut and the bolts around the gearbox flange, it was a tedious job but once all bolts were out the shaft passed through the subframe towers easily enough.

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    Today Pat (Fen Fulvia) and I removed the drive shafts from my spares subframe. The famed tightness of the lock nuts and hub nuts wasn't apparent in this case. They came off with scary ease.
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    The drive shafts came out easily too and have cleaned up well. I need to clean them very thoroughly before repacking with grease. Will also paint the shafts.
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    Then I'll need to repeat the removal procedure with the worn ones on the car. I will then compare the worn and 'new' CV joints. I have no idea of the condition of the 'new' ones, except that visually they look good.

    Just out of interest, how do you get the outer joints off the shaft? I don't actually need to do this but it would help with cleaning.

    I'll let you know how I get on.

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    Re: clunking conundrum

    Quote Originally Posted by simon down View Post
    Just out of interest, how do you get the outer joints off the shaft? I don't actually need to do this but it would help with cleaning.

    I'll let you know how I get on.
    you put the shaft in a strong vice and whack it off with a heavy copper mallet. If it comes of easily the the spring circlip on the end of the shaft its elf is missing or broken these need to be in place. To put the out cv joint/stub axle back on the shaft the 4mm "spacer you should have found when the end was off is used to slide partially over the wire circlip before trying to clout the joint back on. It may take several (many goes) and the air will turn blue.....

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