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Re: Driveshaft removal

If you are removing the drive shaft from a "manual" car you do not need to
remove any suspension parts, if it is an "auto" you have to undo the ball
joint...(on a 5K)
-----Original Message-----
From: Ken <kkeith@qnet.com>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Friday, February 20, 1998 6:13 PM
Subject: 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
>> inner cvj bolts and sliding up, removing outer bolt, sliding out. I
>> 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)