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Best Answer luismx123 , 10 February 2020 - 01:25 PM

check the video from Stevestons motor company on axle rebuilding. I just did this this weekend as my pot joint gaiter was ripped. A reason for it not coming off could be: you are not hitting it hard enough/correctly, or - like in my case - the joint is siezed on the axle. I had to remove the CV joint to change the gaiter for the pot joint as my pot joint end is completely stuck on. 

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#1 Ruth's Mini

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:24 AM

I'm not having success following my service manual instructions. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Brian

 

 

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:25 AM

Bigger hammer.

 

or buy a CV puller.



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 01:07 AM

Normally they’ll pop off with a good blow from my Thor copper hammer but if not try holding the drive shaft in the bench vice with the CV pointing down and place a blunt chisel on the inner race of the joint and strike that.

A more direct blow to the part that’s actually holding it on can help.

#4 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:31 PM

Having just done this with an old set of shafts and outer CVs they do come off :-)

 

I put the drive shaft in the vice and tapped the outer ring of the CV housing with a lump hammer. Be careful to hit it square on and you may need to rotate the shaft in the vice.

 

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#5 luismx123

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 01:25 PM   Best Answer

check the video from Stevestons motor company on axle rebuilding. I just did this this weekend as my pot joint gaiter was ripped. A reason for it not coming off could be: you are not hitting it hard enough/correctly, or - like in my case - the joint is siezed on the axle. I had to remove the CV joint to change the gaiter for the pot joint as my pot joint end is completely stuck on. 






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