4kq driver front outer CV

Ado Sigal a.sigal at bluewin.ch
Sun Jun 25 16:39:48 EDT 2006

- The unit came apart because those that "repaired" it used to many 
washers, so the circlip never reached the outer edge to lock. Use only 
one dished washer, the plastic ring and the circlip (measure and 
confirm). Can use the old circlip, but make sure it has meat to lock.

- One could also see there that wrong grease was used by the repairer. 
Make sure you wash it well and use only proper CV grease. Have a look at 
the other CVs' if similar happen there.

HTH, good luck,


Kneale Brownson wrote:

>Third item from the right is the thrust washer that was supposed to be
>there, according to the Bentley.  The first two and the fourth and fifth
>from the right are what is supposed to be only one dished washer, according
>to Bentley.  The sixth item is the "circlip" I removed from the groove in
>the axle, which is at:
>The CV itself is very tight.  No gaps and I need to use a wood dowel in the
>center in order to move it, after having washed the grease mostly out of it
>with a solvent.  See   http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/image/62445817
>  It WILL go through what appears to be a full range of movement if I put a
>fair amount of pressure on the dowel.
>Can I just get a new "circlip", thrust washer (this one has some nicks in
>it) and dished washer and put this thing back together with the requisite
>90 grams of CV grease?
>I'm wondering if the outer came off the main axle because someone put it
>back on previously with a used circlip???  After all, they used lengths of
>wire to tighten the boot ends instead of the bands usually employed.   And
>why would they have installed three extra dished washers?

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