My son's 450slc lost an axle. I told him the CV was going and that he
should get it taken care of but he waited until it completely broke. It
busted the case on the third member and cv's on both axles when it went.
For his pennance, he has to tear it all down, go to our friend's salvage
yard and pull the parts himself and the rebuild it while I supervise. The
problem is, I can't figure out how the axle shaft comes out of the third
member. I can't see how one could possibly replace an axle on this car.
We've obviously had no prblem getting the broken shafts out of the car but
I can't see how to get the stub out of the third member. We took the bolts
out of the sleve and pryed, beat and pryed again on the sleve that looks as
though it's part of the axle assembly.
Is that how it's to be done? If so, how in the world would one get a new
axle shaft into this car? As it looks, the third member is pretty secure
in the center and the outer axle bearing is in the fixed control arm.
What am I missing? Do you have to remove the control arm, put the third
member side in first and then slide the control arm back in place?