questions about CV and belt pulley

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questions about CV and belt pulley

Post by PIX » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:59 pm

Hi. Could you please help with two unrelated questions?
1. How difficult it is to replace the two inner CV boots\gaiters? Haynes says it (the inner one) requires a hydraulic press, while people around here say it is possible without. Before I order the parts and start working I want to know what I'm going into.
2. While trying to change the timing belt I was unable to remove the alternator belt pulley. The screws are either stuck or worn\stripped (at least they are now). Any ideas on how to take them out and replace?

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Re: questions about CV and belt pulley

Post by alexperkins » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:43 am

Inners are much easier on a press due to the way they are fitted. Its tough to do it without (I have, but its hours of swearing)

Can you post a pic up? From memory, you shouldnt need to take the alternator pulley off, albeit depends on the engine you have.

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Re: questions about CV and belt pulley

Post by PIX » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:50 am

Thanks for the info. I have an AEE engine and working with the Haynes manual. According to it, I have the ball and cage drive shafts, not the tripod one.

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Re: questions about CV and belt pulley

Post by PIX » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:53 am

Just noticed I didn't give any details. It is a 1999 1.6 6N1 AEE Polo

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