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re: Driveshaft removal

Sachelle Babbar <sbabbar@iris.nyit.edu> wrote:
> I wanted to know if I can remove the driveshafts on my car by removing the
> inner cvj bolts and sliding up, removing outer bolt, sliding out. I wanted
> to know, because the last few times they were done on any of my Audis the
> lower control arm was unbolted, too. It would make my job a lot easier if
> I could do it without disconnecting any of the suspension pieces. Any
> btdts?

To avoid pulling the A-arms off individually, you could drop the
and undo the ball joints.  At least it would all come off in one piece.

Wouldn't that work?  I know the subframe bolts are supposed to be
Or is that refitted?  Or,...?  (you're supposed to use brand new ones)