Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by alexperkins » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:09 pm

Ok. I can provide part numbers for anything missing 👍🏻

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Post by rob090881 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:24 pm

Starting to panic now!
Am I splitting it where my screwdriver is?
The cover before it has come back, and a ball bearing has dropped out! I have it though. Image

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Post by alexperkins » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:27 pm

Yes you are

That’s a bearing from the inner CV joint. It’s possible the cage is damaged and not holding the bearings any more . You might need a new one!

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Post by rob090881 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:39 pm

These are all the bits. They look in good condition. The thread on the bolt looks OK too. Will split the cv joint now. Hope to rebuild it as there doesn't look like any damage to itImage

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Post by alexperkins » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:47 pm

I’ll check the parts system and pop the diagram up for you in the morning

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Post by rob090881 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:50 pm

OK, thanks. Any idea how to split it without a puller? Should it split here on the inside? Image

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Post by alexperkins » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:51 pm

Where’s all the bearings gone?

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Post by rob090881 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:54 pm

Once one fell out, they all did. Was hoping to rebuild it

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Post by alexperkins » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:54 pm

Oh wait. No, not a puller. Just put a screwdriver on the outer lip and pry it apart in your previous photo

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Post by rob090881 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:23 pm

Sorted it. However, I only have 5 out of 6 ball bearings. I'm quite sure I caught them all. What are the chances of the car running on 5 bearings and going through the last mot OK.

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Post by alexperkins » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:24 pm

You need all 6. The joint will blow up without all the balls in

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Post by rob090881 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:31 am

Aaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhh!
Updated.....
I have all 6 ball bearings
I've tried rebuilding it. I have got 5 in, but I can't get the 6th in.
I need that special tool for getting the hub nut off. What is it called, and can I get it from eurocarparts?
If I give up on the cv joint, do I buy new? If so, are they easy to fit?

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Post by rob090881 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:25 pm

I'm sort of getting somewhere. I have a used driveshaft on order for tomorrow.
In the mean time, I have fitted the new seal, but I can't get the output shaft bolted back in with the spring, washer, collar and retaining ring on.
If I take them all off, it slides in, and allows me to turn the bolt approximately 4 full turns.
Is everything in the photos meant to be there? Is it all fitted the right way? I've fitted it the way it came off, but it could have been fitted wrong previously?!?!?! Image

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Re: Gearbox/driveshaft oil seal questions

Post by alexperkins » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:42 pm

The order looks correct. As the bolt tightens down it compresses the spring. It’s normally quite hard to tighten up and has to be counter held with two driveshaft nuts in place with a bar due to the tension

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