I think I'm over my head. Our 2003 Dodge Intrepid ES had a bad inner CV
Boot on the passenger side. I purchased a new CV Shaft from O'Rielly Auto
I was told by one of the mechanics at my local Dodge dealer that this was a
pretty straight forward job. I know him personally and trust his judgment.
Too bad he's a few hours away this weekend at a wedding. Arg!
I disassembled the front wheel assembly. The old CV unit came out in pieces.
The housing for the three bearings(?) that is attached directly to the
transmission seems to have a Snap Ring or something holding it on. Upon
examining the new unit I can see a channel for something like a snap ring to
fit into. I just can't figure this one out.
HOW Do I get this off? Please tell me that I do not have to disassemble the
PLEASE HELP GUYS! I need this car back together and working for Monday
I tried a try bar. No Love. I'm tempted to drill out the thin silver
metal end cap to see if there is a C Clip on the other side. I'm afraid of
getting metal shavings etc into the tranny fluid etc.
Please email me directly at NetAdmin AT Cox DOT n e t
Sorry, for not responding sooner. I've been back under the car changing
struts, shocks, rotors (Went to drilled and slotted rotors), and pads.
I ended up putting a 3/4" bit in my Makita and drilled a very shallow
hole through the thin plate in the bottom of the aluminum housing for the
u-joint looking things. (Yes I know NOT the worlds best technical
description) I then managed to get the plate completely out and was able to
use a gear type puller to exert enough 'clean' pressure to pop the housing
off. A lot of people suggested just prying it off. I was worried about
damaging seals etc so I used this method and it worked well.
Again, thanks fro all the info!
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