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cbzzoom

4wd half shaft removal

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I'm thinking about trying the simple "RWD mode" on my .1 C4S ; my understanding is you can just disconnect the half shafts in the front and the car should run just fine. (front diff will still spin but since it's not connected to anything that's no problem).

Anyway, my question is - are there any DIY's on half shaft removal/install ? Is this a reasonable home DIY?

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You should not do this. The car has wheel

spin sensors connected to the computer that

removal of the front axles could mess your car

up.

To removal the axle you will need to dis-connect one or more

of the a-arms so you swing the wheel carrier

out of the way. Here is a picture of the axle.

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Paul

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You should not do this. The car has wheel

spin sensors connected to the computer that

removal of the front axles could mess your car

up.

I think this fear is unfounded; a lot of people are worried about the effect on PSM, but all my reading indicates no problems related to that. (for example, this is a pretty common mod on Turbos and I've never heard of them having a computer-related problem)

I do believe you're right that the half shafts is the wrong way to go, it seems like a huge pain in the butt - CV boot grease, axles well stuck in the wheel hubs,etc. not for me!

A little reading indicates the easier way to go might be disconnecting the main drive shaft that goes from the transmission to the front diff.

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At least there might be a universal joint in the

front axle. This is an old picture of a 996 car. I

do not have a 997 4 drive on my computer.

Most universals are held in with circle clips

but I have heard of pressed in universals on

less expensive cars.

I have taken universals apart which is somewhat

easy but it is much harder putting a new one in.

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Paul

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I'm thinking about trying the simple "RWD mode" on my .1 C4S ; my understanding is you can just disconnect the half shafts in the front and the car should run just fine. (front diff will still spin but since it's not connected to anything that's no problem).

Anyway, my question is - are there any DIY's on half shaft removal/install ? Is this a reasonable home DIY?

Why bother? What do you expect to gain?

In any case the VC mostly remains flaccid, non-functional, due to Trac activation/intervention so you wouldn't be accomplishing much.

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