A6 CV joint

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Fri Apr 20 21:05:13 EDT 2007

2nd comment to this effect. I've seen it done. You put the axle bolt 
BACK IN first. Then it appears quite simple.

On Apr 20, 2007, at 12:16 PM, cody at 5000tq.com wrote:

> Quoting Grant Lenahan <glenahan at vfemail.net>:
>> I would suggest a 3-arm puller.
>> Any reason this isn;t superior to the other methods?
> It would be kinda tricky to get that to work reliably. First problem 
> being that it would be hard to find one with a long enough bolt to fit 
> the ~4" down into the joint and still have enough bolt left to work 
> the puller while at the same time being a small enough diameter to fit 
> through the hole in the center of the joint. Any 3 (or 2 for that 
> matter) arm puller I've seen with a long enough bolt would be too 
> large to fit inside the joint. Plus on the hollow axles you are still 
> in the same boat - the puller's bolt would contact the tapered inside 
> of the axle threads first and damage the threads when you apply force.
> I usually cut the boot off then use a hammer and brass punch to knock 
> the joint free. It's held on with a little spring clip that fits in a 
> notch. Once the joint is moved about 2mm the spring clip is free of 
> the notch and you can pull it apart by hand, though sometimes they are 
> stubborn and need some light tapping to get them off. Works on both 
> the hollow axles and the solid ones  without any risk.
> -Cody Forbes

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