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Hi guys,

I have to remove and replace the outer bushings on my driveshafts.

The shafts are on the ground removed but still attached to the main drive bolt.

I was informed that if I remove the inner bushing that the sleeve would slide off then I could slide off the outer bushing.

How does the inner sleeve come off? I pulled at it and it seems to be fixed.

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sorry brit, not quite 100% accurate.

went down to the shed to have a look at an old shaft, then remembered why you wouldn't have seen the circlip, you have to knock off the metal casing off the joint. just a few light taps with a chisel will take it off, it's not on tight.
forgot alfa do this rather than let the gearbox flange/cup fill with the cv grease :lol:

pic should make it clearer :thumbs:
 

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ah great.

Cheers Kev. That makes sense now. Latex gloves back on then:lol:


p.s I hate circlips after my nightmare with the clutch slave one.
 
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the beauty of doing it this way is it's very easy to get at :lol:

the joint will just slide off then ;)

much easier than trying to get at the outer one :thumbs:
 

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That was not pleasant work!

It's all off in a puddle of thick black grease. Tried to keep the gloves on but was not possible with the small circlip. Gets everywhere.

The jubilee clip on the outer join was spot welded on! Original from factory maybe??

Had to cut it off.
 

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Can I use large strong zipties to secure the new rubber bushings? (once I find replacements).
The zipties are pretty damn strong.
 
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Can I use large strong zipties to secure the new rubber bushings? (once I find replacements).
The zipties are pretty damn strong.
yep, perfectly usable.

it's waht i nearly always use, the ones that come with the kit boxes are mostly impossible to fit tight.

just make sure that the end of the cable tie doesn't foul on anything when you turn the driveshaft, especially the out one where it's close to lots of stuff :thumbs:
 

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Great.

Managed to get a pair of bushings in a pack with the grease and clips.

Same dimensions as Ford Galaxy/Orion/Escort/VW Pointer/Gol/Polo..

And just 6 quid each.

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6 quid for the pair:)

But now I'm paying quite a bit to have the hubs re-threaded, new bolts made for these and also 4 new driveshaft allen bolts made to order.

That is not cheap:rant:
 

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Broken boot replaced on right hand side driveshaft and new grease on both joints:)

But I could not remove the inner joint from the left hand side shaft. It would not slide over the sleeve once the circlip was removed.

Luckily the boots on this side are ok still so I gave up, cleaned and put new grease in the inner joint boot and put it back on.
 

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Threadlocker (locktite 270) recommended on the 4 hub bolts??

breaking limit of 270: 33 Nm = 3.3650628 kg-m

Torque recommended for bolts 4-4.7 kgs! Seems a bit too much considering the small vulnerable threads on these hubs.
 
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