[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]
RE: How To - 016 Quattro Transmission Axle Flange Seal R&R
Excellent post Fred! Thanks!
> 4. Index the CV joint and the axle flange. Remove the bolts which
> the inner CV joint to the transmission axle flange. These take a 10mm
> square socket. Don't even think about trying to use a Torx driver! On the
> right side, you will have to remove the CV joint heat shield first. These
> bolts are torqued to 59 ft.lb., so the axle will have to be secured to
> loosen them. Putting the transmission in gear will work if the opposite
> front wheel is on the ground - otherwise, you'll have to get creative.
... since there are folks here who cram rope into spark plug holes to remove
the crank bolt perhaps I won't get flamed too badly for passing along my
technique for this ... :-)
I find that an appropriately sized screwdriver inserted into the vent slots
in the rotor does a good job of holding the half-shaft while attempting to
loosen the drive flange. I rotate the shaft until the screwdriver is locked
up against the appropriate edge of the brake caliper (one side to loosen the
other to tighten).
San Jose, CA (USA)