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#1 Dalek

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 06:52 PM

Hi All

 

Got a busted cv joint here, got most of it off but i am left with the bug lump of metal on the end of the chaft that the ball bearings sat it. I've just busted my 3 leg puller, bend it, trying topull this thing off. Is there some sort of special tool to pull this off ?

 

Somthing like a horse shoe that you could put on the back and somehow pull againist the bit of driveshaft that is sticking out? Is there such a tool ?

 

Craig



#2 A-Cell

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 06:57 PM

A drift and a hammer.
Don't be afraid to hit it.
Put the connecting bar in a vice if out of car.

#3 Stevie W

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:44 PM

As A-cell mentions,

 

The easiest way to remove these is with a drift or old cold chisel or the like and a good sized hammer. If the driveshaft is off the car clamp it firmly in a vice and a couple of sharp whacks should remove it. The ball cage is retained by a circular clip which locates on both the driveshaft and the ball cage and the sharp hammer action should overcome the force needed for removal.

 

Cheers, Steve. 



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:24 PM

..as above, but just make sure your driving against the CV inner and not the collar on the driveshaft itself



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Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:20 AM

Thanks Guys, its currently on the car and i would rather not remove it completly if possible, is there a circlip i should be removing ?

Should i be attaching this with the grinder and then split it open to remove it ?

Retaining collar on the driveshaft ? Is there an exploded view or something that i can see the component parts of this somewhere ?

 

Thanks again

Craig



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Posted 07 July 2019 - 10:43 AM

The outboard end is on the left in this photo. The spring clip opens up inside the CV to stop it falling off. The retaining collar is the thicker ring. I put the driveshafts in the vice and gave them a really good wack with a drift and hammer

 

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:10 AM

Thanks for all the replies guys.

 

Craig



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:58 AM

I prefer a copper mallet.



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:20 PM

I would remove it from the car. If you have pot joints on the inner it will cost you a metal boot tie and some new cv grease. Put the shaft in a vice and cut the old cv inner off with an angle grinder.






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