BX TZD Driveshaft Question

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BX TZD Driveshaft Question

Post by roscoe » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:13 am

I have pulled my 16V parts car apart and the front driveshafts in it are in better shape (CV joints, center bearing), than my TZD ones. I'd like to swap them over, but don't know if they are the same or not - especially spline size. Anyone on here know if they are a straight swap over job? I'm also going to do the struts and lower control arms as the bushings are gone in the TZD - any easy ways to get the shaft/bushings out of the arm without the Citroen special tool?
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:26 am

They should fit fine, there were really only two types, high strength and regular ones, the GTI and TZD would have the stronger ones, hopefully with ABS bits on the CV joint, its a long time since I replaced those rubbers, I seem to remember a long piece of threaded bar, washers, a big vice and some swearing!
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Post by jeremy » Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:07 am

I think if you look at the catalogues you will find that the 16 valve and turbo-diesel shafts are the same. The only problem will be the ABS rotor.

I don't know how to get the wishbone bush shaft out - but the bushes themselves are the normal steel/rubber sandwhich and if they won't press out easily can be removed by cutting from the centre through the steel rings. I find plenty of oil/grease stops the rubber grabbing the hacksaw blade. When fitting the new ones - deep freeze them first and fit them straight from the freezer. They contract a fraction and will go in quite easily.

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:22 am

Ask Kitch, i seem to recall him saying that eurocarparts have seriously reduced the prices of their wishbones complete with bushes.
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Post by roscoe » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:41 pm

Thanks folks. The problem with gettting complete units with bushings sent over here (Australia) would be the shipping charges due to weight. I was also thinking of swapping over the 16V brake rotors and calipers as well so get advantage of the ventilated disks - even though it had ABS, it should make no difference in the TZD - just the ABS rotor behind the disk which should sort the driveshaft issue out.
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Post by Mr B » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:42 pm

TZD/16V shafts are the same. The ABS bit on the CV does not cause a problem on a non-ABS car as I fitted an ABS TD shaft to a 19N/A diesel with no problem. N/A's drivers side shaft outer bit is a thinner shaft with a smaller CV joint. The near side shaft is also thinner with a smaller C/V. Phew!
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Post by roscoe » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:39 am

Thanks for that Dave - one less thing to worry about. Now to get the control arms off when the rain stops (funny how a drought breaks when you need to do some outside work :( )
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