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  1. howie91

    howie91 New Member

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    Hi all.

    I would like some tips of how to remove the drive shaft from my car. at first i thought about taking it off at the inner CV by undoing bolts, but got to a stage where it was hard to fit a spanner, and gave up, as i needed some hand cleaner ASAP.

    When i went to my work place Halfords, a friend of mine said that i can do it that way, but the better way is to remove the wish bone, and then pull, and it should pop out, nice and easy and no real mess. I have undone the ball joint the thing that connect to the disc brake and what have you. I then undid the rear bolt on the wish bone. I have taken off all the other bolts, like the anti roll bars, and the steering bar. I got round to undoing the other bolt on the wish bone where its in a little capsule but this bolt will not come undone, and is now hindering my progress.

    As i need to put a new engine in as the other has broken, and this it the only way I can get it out, by using a engine lift, so the it will have to be broken at the gear box...

    I hope that makes sense.. just leave any tips you have.
     
  2. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey VXon Frontera Monkey VxON Club Member

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    yes your friend is right they should just pop out of the gearbox but sometimes they need a bit of a lever - try a big pry bar not slow push but sharp this should release the clip and allow it to come out along with the oil
    regards
    Steve
     
  3. Gunzi

    Gunzi New Member

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    Agreed, just tug it firmly and it will pop out. Make sure it is as straight as possible when you pull it.
     
  4. Micky Joker

    Micky Joker New Member

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    Hi there, I think the drive shaft is going on my astra g passinger side, I was wondering where you learned to get as far as you have as I am thinking of changing mine. But want to get the information without paying for it.
    Good luck with yours . Micky
     
  5. N871BUD

    N871BUD Well-Known Member

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    hy, lower wishbone ball joint needs removing, steering rod disconnected from steering knucle ( or hub carier if you prefer) and then push the driveshaft out of the hub, transmision side you need 2 big flat bed screwdrivers and will pop out, you will have to turn driveshaft and try as is not always coming out in certain positions. As a tip undo driveshaft castle nut 32mm while wheel is still on the ground and hand brake on(is good to have a braking bar around). You will need ball joint separator for steering track end rod and hub puller to slide out the driveshaft from the hub. Make sure you have 18mm socket in your tool box for the securing bolt of the lower ball joint. Driver side is easyer to get driveshaft out but harder to push the replacement back in make use of a rubber hammer and take caution not to damage the thread od the driveshaft.


    Hope it helps.
     
  6. Micky Joker

    Micky Joker New Member

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    Thanks. Do you know if it's possible to get directions and diagrams off the internet for free and how. Micky
     
  7. Alan G H

    Alan G H Well-Known Member

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    A Haynes manual is only about £20, or less second hand on eBay.
     

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