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the adventures of axle land.


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#1 JonOfScio

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 01:01 AM

Ahhh... at first if you don't succeed, ask everyone on the boards.

So, finally having gotten the axles off, the problem one of course was the driver's side, where it had no boot on the DOJ side and the CV ripped in half. Needless to say, all of the grease was under the car around various parts, and *not* lubricating the joint.

So hopefully I can manage to slow/stop the progession of "degression of the joint" and get more use out of it.

Brake cleaned the inside of the CV joint, not taking it apart. Got all the gunk out. Cleaned all the parts and bearings and pieces of both DOJ joints of the axles. Got the boots to stay on really tight (though methods hard to describe, some using hose clamps... hehe!)

Anyhow, point is, spent most of the day covered in axle grease, and I'm not even done yet. got them finished, looking good, moving smoothly, completely not worried about the boots coming off, and I need to put them back in and bolt various other parts of the car together, then I should be driveable.

I'm sure tonight I'll have some sort of a weird dream about axle grease and the wonders of my car.




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