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Re: 5KCSTQ front CV or driveshaft

Hey I just did the same thing really!
     The man I get my parts from got me a rebuilt axle for 110.00us 
and after I changed the axle I returned the old one. I am told they 
inspect the shaft, heat treat the cases and put in new balls and 
boots. Full of grease with a new seal and axle nut. So in less than 
an hour I replaced the whole axle start to finish. I am not to sure 
of the sizes for the wrenchs but, loosen axle nut {very thight}, 
jack up car remove wheel, remove axle nut, remove {6 I think} 12 
point bolts, lift and remove axle, it helps to turn the wheel in to 
the car.  Replace in reverse order thighten axle nut after the full 
weight of the car is on the ground to about 207ft lbs cv joints 
bolts to 59 ft lbs and thats it !

     Marty S. 

>Date:	Tue, 12 Mar 1996 14:29:58 -0500
>From:	hill@mast.eng.pko.dec.com (Paul Hill 223-2154)
>Sender:	owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject:	5KCSTQ front CV or driveshaft
>I made the mistake of neglecting the rubber boot on the CV joint 
and now 
>have to pay the penalty of replacing it.
>The car is an '86 5KCSTQ
>The joint that needs replacing is the outer front (right side, but 
I think
> both
>front drive shafts are the same?).
>I called a couple of places and found the CV joints go for around 
$210 and
> are
>available.  However, I can have the drive shaft rebuilt (new inner 
> outer 
>CV joints) for around $100 ??  The only drawback is they don't have 
any cor
>so I would have to have my own rebuilt, which equals downtime.
>Anyone done this recently??  
>What tools do I need for this and where is a good place to get them?
>I believe it is a 30mm socket for the axle nut and an 8mm 12 point for the
>inboard end.  Is that right?
>Do I need to use a new axle nut?
>Comments, suggestions, reasons for the weird pricing?