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Hi all - I'd appreciate some advice please.

I want to replace the worn/clicking outer CV joint on the nearside driveshaft of my 1999 Opel Astra 1.4 automatic estate. Of course, it would seem to be a much easier repair to carry out with the driveshaft removed from the car. My question is - will I need to drain at least some of the ATF from the gearbox before removing the driveshaft in order to prevent its loss, or will any loss be minimal? I'm just trying to keep any mess to a minimum!

Thanks for any light that anyone can shed on this :)
 

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you do not remove the shaft to replace the cv at all,so will not loose any gear box oil.
 

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It's easier but not required to remove the shaft. If your insistent on removing the shaft then jack the car up only on the side your removing it from. Get it as high as you safely can. That way you will minimise or perhaps even prevent any fluid loss
 

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Hi vecboy and M32Guy

Many thanks to you both for your prompt responses to my post...very helpful, I'll try it first 'in situ' to prevent any ATF loss.

Cheers :)
 
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