CV Joints

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tvrmark

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333 posts

206 months

Wednesday 5th September
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Can the drive shafts be removed by just undoing the retaining bolts in the CVs without disturbing the hubs or suspension

phillpot

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119 months

Wednesday 5th September
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Yes.

TVRees

842 posts

48 months

Wednesday 5th September
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Yes, take out the bolts and the half-shafts will come out like this. Apply loads of WD40 to the bolts and hammer in the torx bits, to get a good grip on everything.


TVRees

842 posts

48 months

Wednesday 5th September
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P.S. - it's a good idea also to mark the ends, so they can be refitted exactly as they were removed.

tvrmark

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Wednesday 5th September
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Cheers Mate
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phillpot

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Wednesday 5th September
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TVRees said:
P.S. - it's a good idea also to mark the ends, so they can be refitted exactly as they were removed.
But presumably they are coming out to have new ends? scratchchin


Those bolts can be VERY tight but never had a seized one, once "cracked" they come out easily. Are yours Torx or normal hex, Allen key?

Either way prepare to break a few tools and skin a few knuckles.

TVRees

842 posts

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Wednesday 5th September
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phillpot said:
But presumably they are coming out to have new ends? scratchchin
Good point !
I only took mine out for cleaning and painting.

tvrmark

Original Poster:

333 posts

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Wednesday 5th September
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Yes it is to replace the CV's

Steve_D

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194 months

Wednesday 5th September
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If this was one of those 'balls out' turbo nutter Chims (I've spent many happy hours in the company of) then you would want to mark the shafts as 'it is said' the torque will twist the shaft which is OK but not good if you put it back together and start twisting it the other way.
Perhaps this does not apply for most 'S'.

Steve

GreenV8S

26,357 posts

220 months

Wednesday 5th September
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I think it might apply to more than you'd think, because the S half shaft assembly is quite a lot weaker than the Chim/Griffith one.

tvrmark

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333 posts

206 months

Thursday 6th September
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Hopefully it does not apply to a V6. But I'll put them back the same way to be on.the safe side.

phillpot

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Thursday 6th September
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tvrmark said:
Hopefully it does not apply to a V6.
......... or I'm in trouble biggrin



Always "good practice" to put things back where they came from but that poor little V6 would struggle to wind up a rubber band never mind a driveshaft wink

Kitchski

6,006 posts

167 months

Thursday 6th September
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phillpot said:
but that poor little V6 would struggle to wind up a rubber band never mind a driveshaft wink
Would be funny if it wasn't so tragically accurate frown

But yes, the S is the only model you can remove the shafts complete on, without disturbing hubs etc. Just make sure you keep N/S and O/S marked, and 'inner' and 'outer'. Probably wouldn't cause you any real grief if you got it the wrong way round, but it's good practice either way.

Also, use thread lock AND spring washers. And do them up tight (and tipex mark them once you have).

GreenV8S

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phillpot said:
that poor little V6 would struggle to wind up a rubber band never mind a driveshaft wink
You can still get snatch loads high enough to spin the wheels.

Kitchski

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Thursday 6th September
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GreenV8S said:
You can still get snatch loads high enough to spin the wheels.
In the dry, with decent tyres, you could probably muster a 'chirp' hehe

phillpot

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Thursday 6th September
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phillpot said:
........... but that poor little V6 would struggle to wind up a rubber band never mind a driveshaft wink
Might have spoke too soon, was determined to beat that MX5 off the lights wink






v8s4me

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155 months

Thursday 6th September
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OP - any luck on getting the torx bolts out yet? If so, how?

TVR-Stu

604 posts

135 months

Thursday 6th September
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v8s4me said:
OP - any luck on getting the torx bolts out yet? If so, how?
At the risk of sounding smug I managed to get all of mine out without incident using one of these and a decent quality impact bit. Sorry, that still came across a bit smug didn't it. getmecoat
I would thoroughly recommend one as it hasn't failed to remove anything I've thrown at it so far.

v8s4me

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What make of impact bit did you use? It wasn't a "Brittle" one was it? Sorry Phillpot laugh

TVR-Stu

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Thursday 6th September
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v8s4me said:
What make of impact bit did you use? It wasn't a "Brittle" one was it? Sorry Phillpot laugh
FACOM. After all the horror stories I'd read about the task I fully expected it to get destroyed at the first attempt as the wrench has 450Nm of torque, but it survived no problem. Just make sure you hold on tight!