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Author Topic: That outer cv joint circlip...  (Read 166 times)

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That outer cv joint circlip...
« on: October 13, 2021, 08:36:44 pm »
Hello,

Today I replaced the outer cv joint on the left side because it was doing 'tak tak tak' while turning. While replacing I saw there was water in the ruber boot because I didn't tighten the hose clamp enough sadly when I replaced the boot earlier. Today I was trugling again, like the last time to remove the cv joint because of that circlip. I think there are only 2 options: hammer the axle out of the cv joint or tighten the hub bolt in the cv joint to push the axle out. I did the last but it was a real pain to tighten that bolt! again! It damages the splines every time. I also wonde why the circlip is not completely round.

Also for installing I couldn't get the axle in with the new circlip, It was just bending. Does anyone has experience in removing the outer cv joint? How do you do it and did you also have a struggle?

I like to hear your stories or tips!

thanks in advance

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