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Re: getting fresh with my driveshaft.........

Hi Marc;

    I have a vague recollection of having a similar problem removing an
inner CV joint from the tranny axle flange on my '86 5ktq. The inner rim of
the CV joint was rusted to the axle flange. I soaked it in penetrating oil
overnight and "persuaded" it to come loose with a 3 lb. hammer and an
aluminium bar. That diff joint sees lots of road spray, so rust could be the
glue that's holding things together.


Fred Munro
'94 S4  94k km

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc A Swanson" <mswanson@cisunix.unh.edu>
To: <quattro@audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 1999 5:40 PM
Subject: getting fresh with my driveshaft.........

> I hope not too many people in my neighborhood were paying attentin to me
> as I was working on taking the driveshaft out of the 87 5ktq parts car
> today...
> After I removed the tranny (PITA  in and of itself), I was trying to
> remove the shaft from the rear diff, and I could not for the life of me
> get the thing to budge.  I wents so far as to wrap my legs around the
> shaft and try thrusting my legs outward with the bottom of my feet resting
> on the flange that normally bolts up to the tranny.  Yes this motion was
> vaguely obscene ;-)
> Anyway, anybody got any idea on what to do to get the shaft off the rear
> diff?  I even tried wraping a rope around the shaft and using a come-along
> to try to pull it off...  I ended up snapping the wrope (thick
> stuff!!!).  WTF is holding this thing on!?!?  And yes... all 6 bolts are
> out....
> Thanks
> Marc Swanson
> http://marcswanson.ne.mediaone.net
> 87 4kcsq  awaiting turbo
> 87 5ktq   donor (Parting out)