Home Auto Repair 1993 Volkswagen Golf III AXLE SHAFTS REMOVAL, DISASSEMBLY, REASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION

1993 Volkswagen Golf III AXLE SHAFTS REMOVAL, DISASSEMBLY, REASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION

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Download Clean bolts and nuts to ensure tightening torque is correct. AXLE SHAFT Removal 1) Remove axle shaft nut. Remove wheel. Remove brake caliper, and secure aside. Remove tie rod end bolts. 2) Remove 2 bolts attaching spindle assembly to strut assembly. Remove lower ball joint bolt or nut if necessary. Remove spindle assembly. Loosen inner CV joint from transaxle flange. On models with V6 engine, use Axle Press (3283) to press axle from wheel housing. Clean old locking compound from splines. Remove axle shaft assembly. See Fig. 1. Disassembly & Reassembly 1) Remove axle shaft boot(s). Using a drift, remove protective cap from CV joint. Remove circlip from inner CV joint. Support CV joint with axle assembly on Support Stand (VW 402). 2) Using Driver (VW 408A), press inner CV joint off axle shaft. DO NOT disassemble inner CV joint, replace complete unit. To remove outer CV joint, use a driver and hammer to drive CV joint off axle shaft.