200q20v Digest, Vol 5, Issue 13

Brian Link BrianL at starsys.com
Mon Mar 15 14:24:28 EST 2004

I just did this!  Here is my BTDT.

1. Remove axel nut.
2.Jack car and remove the front wheel
3 Remove the (6) triple square cap screws to remove the inner joint.  
4. move inner joint up and to the side and turn wheels to one side to
remove outer joint from the hub.  It is a little tricky but better than
removing the ball joint etc.
5.  clean and re-grease and put it back together


> > From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
> > Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 20:02:54 -0800
> > To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: CV Boots
> >
> > Can somebody tell, and hopefully in btdt fashion, what the easiest
> to
> > pull the front driveshafts is?  I just noticed that both of my
> CV
> > boots are torn on the front of the car, the passenger side pretty
> recently
> > as the grease is still getting thicker on the inside of the wheel.
> is
> > the tranny side CV attached with an 8-point drive screw/bolt similar
> on
> > the VW's?
> You don't have to remove the inner joint and shaft, as I recall.  Just
> clip holding the outer joint to the shaft.
> >
> > From my recollection, by just taking the bottom of the strut off the
> > ball-joint you won't get enough movement to get the shafts out.
> Although,
> > now that I'm thinking of it, I guess the main nememsis (aka sway
bar) is
> > attached to the control arm, not the strut.
> Yes, you must pop the ball joint from the bearing housing as well as
> sway bar.  Best to loosen the sway bar to subframe mounting bolts to
> remove
> the bar.  If any dirt has entered the joint, plan on disassembling and
> cleaning it before relubing with the grease that comes in the boot
> Bernie

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