How to remove the inner CV joint?
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The front of the car requires to itself, as a rule, very careful attention, as there is the engine and steering wheels. Maneuverability for front-wheel drive cars depends on how well everything is in this part. For a full transfer of torque at the end of the front shaft, a special CV joint is installed (a hinge of equal angular velocity).
But, like any other part, the CV joint is periodically out of order, so every car owner should know how to remove it and make the necessary repairs. Let's see how to remove the inner CV joint in order to replace or repair it.
It is important to note that the CV JOINT for different models of cars has approximately the same design, and therefore the following instructions can be considered common.
First of all you need to prepare a set of tools for detaching various fasteners, a hammer and a pry bar. It is worth noting that there is a special puller for easy removal of the CV joint, but in general it can be managed without it.However, you will definitely need a viewing pit or a high overpass, as well as a free garage.
We remove the CV JOINT
- We install the car on the overpass (or over the viewing pit).
- We disconnect the fasteners - unfasten the hub nut, lock washer and lower ball joint.
- Remove the CV joint.
That's all, although the last step is worth considering in a little more detail. The fact is that the CV joint is not always easy to remove, even removing all the attachments. At this point, a special puller comes in handy, and if it is not there, a hammer and mount will come to the rescue. In order for the hinge to jump off the shaft, you need to detach the retaining ring, and also remove the anther clamps, for this you need a workbench and a hammer. However, despite the fact that I eat the CV joint requires brute force, you must still be careful, act smoothly and carefully, otherwise you will break something.
If you are not confident in your abilities, better go to the salon, where professionals will do everything quickly and well.