What Is Replace CV Joint Assembly Or Drive shaft ?
Replace CV Joint assembly in other technical word is The Constant Velocity Joint, in short word is CV Joint , some they called drive shaft. Drive from the differential unit to the wheels is provided by two drive shaft. Each drive shaft has CV joint at each end, we called outer CV joint, on the side of the wheel and inner CV joint on the side of the differential. On the left side drive shaft is shorter, on the right side drive shaft is long.
The CV Joint assembly are sealed , require maintenance every routine maintenance intervals , check rubber for any sign of leakage or damage , if is necessary they must be renewed. If you do not replace CV Boot that mean the CV Joint assembly will be damage and you will be forced to replace CV Joint assembly.
When You Need To Replace CV Joint Assembly?
If , CV joint assembly are suspected of wear, noticeable when you changing from acceleration to overrun and vice verse. Or if you turning you steering wheel to the left or right full turn hearing clicking noise you car must be moving turning on circle . The CV Joint assembly should be removed , and CV joint dismantled to inspect for wear or damage , serviced or renewed as necessary.
The Two Type of CV Joint Assembly Can Be Replaced
The CV joint can be pull out, and push in inside of the differential.(ex.Toyota, Mazda, Ford , Nissan…KIA).The other type of the inner CV joint you use a splined tool to removed them, they are bolt holding it at differential.(vw,bmw)
Pull The Drive Shaft From differential
If you have CV’S joint assembly inner with bolt removed, you can pulled away. The other types of CV’S joint assembly just pulled out from differential. The final drive the outer you pulled away from the hub joint. If you have difficulty separate the track control arm (wishbone) from the wheel bearing housing and pivot the arm downward . The suspension strut can then be pulled out ward , and the drive shaft removed. Do not move the car on its wheel with either drive shaft removed , other wise damage may occur to the wheel bearings.
Refit And Replace CV Joint Assembly
Refiting or replace CV Joint assembly is reversal of the removal procedure , the hub and drive shaft must be clean and lubrificated. You going to watch the video if you like and I see you on the next post to learn how you dismantling the CV joint assembly.
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Watch this video for demonstration .
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