Testing CV joints Update

Kneale Brownson kneale at coslink.net
Thu Jun 22 21:39:29 EDT 2006

Thanks to suggestions from Huw, I found the driver side front axle had a
bad outer CV joint and I got the axle assembly out of the car.  All you
need to do to extract a front axle is remove the axle nut, remove the bolts
holding on the inner CV, crank the wheels in the opposite direction from
the side you're working on and tap the axle out of the hub with a hammer
and hunk of steel rod.  

BTW, I've had a couple of the 10 mm "triple square" drivers needed to
remove Audi inner cv bolts, which I've done repeatedly on 5kq, 200q20v and
V8, but for a 4kq, you need the 8 mm tool.   I spray the bolts with WD 40
and let it sit a bit to loosen the dirt in those recessed heads.  Then I
hit the heads with air from a long airgun (keeps the sprayback from hitting
the eyes).  Cleans them up just fine.

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