Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
mx71

Changing CV axle

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know of a write up for swapping a CV axle, particularly in an 85? Do I need to remove any more than the bolts to the diff, the hub/washers/rings that hold the rotor on (other than popping off the top ball joint).

Share this post


Link to post

I haven't got a write up, you put it on jack stands, pull of the wheels/tires.

Remove the hubs.

Remove the little snap ring things.

Remove shock so wishbone goes up and down easy.

I think you do have to remove top ball joint.

Undo the bolts that hold the CVs on.

Pull off CVs, put in new ones and pray they are the right size.

Reverse and do the stuff I can't remember.

Share this post


Link to post

As long as you got for an 85 you should be good. Just check the spline count.

Share this post


Link to post

The easiest way to make absolutely certain you have the correct one is, before you take the old axel out, but have the hub removed. Slide the hub over the end of the new CV and if it fits tight then you are good to pull the old one, if the hub doesn't fit good then you have the wrong CV.

Share this post


Link to post

Got it. I'll count the splines before I fully remove it.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.