i got this 93 taurus, Gl, 3.0 automatic... i got to change the right
hand side(passenger) side CV shaft.. its making noise and the boot is
all cut up and you can see there is no grease in there and it is metal
to metal.. i see where auto zone, advance auto parts and others sell a
remanufacturer half shaft for this car for about $60.. are they any
good? and i got the books, Haynes, Helm and they seem pretty easy to
remove and replace.. i dont have any special pullers but the haynes book
says that you jack it up take off the tire and then the bolt holding the
ball joint to the hub and then use a large screw driver or pry bar and
then pry out the shaft from the tranmission mount and then make a pulley
with some pipe fittings to push out the shaft from the hub( is this
necessary or can you just beat it out with a hammer as its not going to
be rebuilt(at least no by me).... and when installing the new one is it
possible to just use the old nut on the new shaft to pull the shaft back
into the hub or do you really need a special pulley to get it back into
the hub??? thanks for a reply.....
No special tools needed, you can just knock it out of the hub with a hammer.
Be fairly carfull, dont give them an excuse to deny your core. (It isnt that
hard to get it out of the hub anyway)Then when putting the new one in get it
started though the hub and use the big nut to pull it in, tighten it to what
the book says....(very tight) I wouldnt worry about too much about the
quality of the part. It is probably just fine.
If they have never been changed, your going to have fun taking the nut
off the end of the CV shaft (30 MM or so). Shoot some PB blaster or such
on it days in advance. You might get lucky, but don't be surprised if you
need a powerful air gun or big breaker bar to break it loose. And you will
have to buy or borrow that big socket. Be sure to tie the caliper up when
you get it all apart.
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