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Cardan Shaft Bearing Replacement - is there a DIY procedure?


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I see a lot of bearings for sale on eBay for $71-90 but I regret I can find no actual procedure on the forum for hoe to actually replace the bearing. I see how to remove the shaft which is simple... Just need to know how to separate the shaft at the pivot point...

Thanks!

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I see a lot of bearings for sale on eBay for $71-90 but I regret I can find no actual procedure on the forum for hoe to actually replace the bearing. I see how to remove the shaft which is simple... Just need to know how to separate the shaft at the pivot point...

Thanks!

Search is always your best friend: http://www.renntech.org/forums/tutorials/article/312-cardan-shaft-aka-drive-shaft-replacement/

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Thanks. I saw that but it is how to change out the whole assembly. I was looking for the actual bearing replacement procedure. I found some this afternoon and it looks like the whole CV joint has to be disassembled. One person refers to the need for a 5 ton press and a special circlip plier. Looks like hours and lots of mess. I gather the best plan is the $379 rebuilt unit. Good news is that it takes under an hour.

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Thanks. I saw that but it is how to change out the whole assembly. I was looking for the actual bearing replacement procedure. I found some this afternoon and it looks like the whole CV joint has to be disassembled. One person refers to the need for a 5 ton press and a special circlip plier. Looks like hours and lots of mess. I gather the best plan is the $379 rebuilt unit. Good news is that it takes under an hour.

The major problem there is that replacing just the bearing that goes bad cost more than replacing the entire shaft with a rebuilt unit, so people and shops go the replacement shaft route.

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