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Reassemble inside CV bearing problem


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Hi there,

I was replacing my wheel bearings, and at some point, stressed the axle just enough that a bearing popped out of the inner (engine side) CV joint inside the boot. Now, after cleaning it out and adding new grease and a new boot, I cannot reassemble the joint. I place the ball bearings in the proper position, but cannot re-insert the axle and race no matter what configuration I try. Is this a procedure that requires a special tool, or excessive force, or is there something I am missing?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mark

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Hi there,

I was replacing my wheel bearings, and at some point, stressed the axle just enough that a bearing popped out of the inner (engine side) CV joint inside the boot. Now, after cleaning it out and adding new grease and a new boot, I cannot reassemble the joint. I place the ball bearings in the proper position, but cannot re-insert the axle and race no matter what configuration I try. Is this a procedure that requires a special tool, or excessive force, or is there something I am missing?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mark

Mark:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/41-TRANS-CV_Joint_-_Boots/41-TRANS-CV_Joint_-_Boots.htm This link shows in detail how to replace CV joints and as wayne says in the article "In general it's a really bad sign if large balls from the bearing start falling out. That's a clear indicator that you need to replace the joint". In general "excessive force" tends to be counter-poductive in any removal or replacement procedure..the term generally used is "suitable persuasion". Good luck.

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Thanks for the tip, I took a quick look and think that removing the dust cap may be the issue that is stopping me at this point - I will give it a try this afternoon. I thought that the housing was a single fused part.

Mark

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