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rear wheel drive Brat
Posted 09 October 2003 - 01:39 PM
I remember reading here about removing front axles, putting it in 4wd and go on using the rear wheels. I did a search and come up empty.
Anyone know details on this? BTW it an automatic.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 02:36 PM
Posted 09 October 2003 - 02:48 PM
In short - it would be more work than just replacing the axle's, so wouldn't you rather have 4WD since it's less work? Just go to the JY and get some axles there. I usually get em for like $10 - $15 each at the JY.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 02:48 PM
Posted 09 October 2003 - 04:10 PM
Posted 09 October 2003 - 04:21 PM
Dont make it RWD just to drive it into the ground.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 09:36 PM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 05:02 AM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 05:32 AM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 01:51 PM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 03:54 PM
The outer CV's on our front axles ARE servicable, they just have a snap ring retaner inside the splines that has to be over come in orde to service them, not to hard. A simple tool to make for them is to take a 2x4 and bore a hole in it just big enough to fit around the axle shaft. Now cut it in half, put the 2 halves together over the axle shaft and screw them together. Clamp that into a vice and (in a slide hamer fashon) pop off the outer CV.
Posted 10 October 2003 - 06:33 PM
Yea, you can take them apart that way. How do you get them back together? The trunion, (inner cage) has to go on the shaft first, then the snap-ring. What about the outer housing? The little steel ball-bearings, that go in there also?
I've re-built a few CV-joints on various makes and models of cars. They aren't for the, "I'm in a hurry " crowd. Takes alot of patience to do one. You can, if you get things lined up right, remove the ball-bearings in there. Then you can remove the outer housing from the shaft. Once that is accomplished, you can then removed the snap-ring and remove the inner cage from the axle.
There are only a few manufacturers of CV joints. You have your different wheel and trans ends, but the workings of the joint are done by only a few manufacturers/designers.
Just like our beloved Subaru's use a roll pin on the inner joint, others use a cir-clip to do the same. Still others have a bolt-on flange at the tranny.
Yes, they are serviceable. But not for the faint of heart. That's one reason they say that they are not serviceable.
It's not a job I would want for a 9-5, 5 days a week.
Sorry if I stept on any toes here.........................
Posted 10 October 2003 - 06:40 PM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 07:06 PM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 07:56 PM
10 years ago I was re-building CV's @ a shop, but back then the parts to do it wer cheeper than geting a new joint. And I sure as H3#L don't want to go back to doing that agen, VERY messy:-\
Posted 11 October 2003 - 09:52 AM
the axle will stay in the doj, ait wont flop around like a dead fish...it will break at the bearings rather than the middle of the shaft.
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