Ok, so the passenger side inner cv is making noise and the boot is torn. How hard is it to replace this thing? Is it possibly easier just to get a new axle?
Yeah, the things you need to do first are use the 12spline hex looking key to get the inner part of the shafts off. Also before you go, measure the diameter of the inboard joint. It should be 90 or 100 mm. I thought since mine was a GTI it would be 100, I was wrong. I live in germany and parts are cheaper in the states. SO I ordered the wrong part and had to send it back after I put the broken cv joint back. It sucked. TO get the inner joints off you have to put the car in gear and loosen those 12 spline bolts. You have to use the 12 spline tool too. If not you will strip the ish out of it. You have to put the car in gear and break the inner bolts, take the car out of gear, move the shaft to line up 2 more 12spline bolts in your line of sight, put the car back in gear.
It really is a long job, 4hrs for the job if you kind of know what you are doing.
If you have any questions, email me. email@example.com
Yeah, talked to a couple people today and they both agreed that a whole axle is easier to do. Odd damn thing is that on the drive to and from my friend's house just now, it decided to STOP making noise. Still going to get replaced soon though.
Quote, originally posted by Mulder » Picked up the axle this afternoon at Bugformance. Got a couple extra bolts just in case and will pick up the triple square and a large socket at Sears.
Is it really that simple to do? Take off the big outer nut and the 6 bolts and it slides out?
yah..just takes some maneuvering of the axle. the only thing that really takes time is getting the car in the air...well if its as low as some of the cars on here
just get a new axle, so that way when your still nice and mad about how much of a pita it was to get it out you get to use all your fresh agression to get the new one in right away before your anger gets stale..
A Rabbit is not to be wasted on the tentative or weak. Only the worthy are invited, and then only at your own risk. If you have even a modicum of hesitation, DO NOT buy one of these cars. Instead, leave it for a worthy soul who has already matriculated to the sublime ecstasy of what those in the know refer to as a "MK1"
So my dub is making the clicking/ratcheting sound which is usually the telltale sign of a hosed CV joint; worse during turns, proportional to wheel speed, etc.
Then I got under the car and all 4 of the boots looked immaculate...is it possible for the joint to fail when the boots are completely intact (all of the boots were actually replaced about 2 years ago), or does that never happen? I'm asking since usually the joint fails because the boot gets torn, allowing grease to get out while dirt and other bad things get in, meaning that if the boot is fine then how did it fail.