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Hi

1st real post and its a plea for help. Ive tried to search but without trawling through pages I cant find anything obvious.

Im in the process of swapping and engine but have managed to round off one of the 6mm allen head bolts on the drive shafts. :cry: (I planned to lift the engine out)
My next plan of action is to take the shaft out complete from the gear box.

Will the shaft simply slide out of the gear box or is it secured?

Will any needle roller bearings or any other unenexpecteds collapsed if I take the shafts out?

After spending far too long fiddling with those :rant: allen bolts on the near side.
Is it possible to slide the off side shaft out aswell?

Any special/specialist tools needed other than a ball joint splitter to take the shaft out in one piece?

Any issues with refitting the shaft that I should look out for?

Thanks

Steve
 

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You should spanner the other end of the driveshaft bolts until they are loose (13mm from memory but could be wrong). That way you avoid rounding the allen key end. Both sides involve the same process. You should still be able to get a mole grip on the rounded end.

No problems with anything falling out when removing a shaft from the hub end but I have never had to remove the stub end so can't help with that question.

Removal work is much the same as most cars. You may need a decent bar to lever down the lower arm and you should consider replacing the drop links as they often shear and are a cheap item.
 
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open the 36mm bolt off the end of the shaft & dis-assemble the suspension & then pull out the shaft, nothing to worry about.

on the driver side, the carrier bearing is held in place by three 10mm headed bolts [ for a TS ] , once these are removed tap / pull the bearing & shaft outwards
 

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open the 36mm bolt off the end of the shaft & dis-assemble the suspension & then pull out the shaft, nothing to worry about.

on the driver side, the carrier bearing is held in place by three 10mm headed bolts [ for a TS ] , once these are removed tap / pull the bearing & shaft outwards
Thanks :thumbs:
 
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