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#1 mx71

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

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).



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:23 PM

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.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:09 AM

Got it, thanks! Are they commonly the wrong size? I got this one on rockauto and a moog ball joint for my 85 deluxe:

 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:18 AM

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

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:32 AM

Thanks!



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:38 AM

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.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:44 AM

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