CV joint or driveshaft change.

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CV joint or driveshaft change.

Post by tim leech » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:42 pm

Which is easier guys, my 16v has a non abs driveshaft and the other the CV is worn out, I have a pair of used 16v drivehshafts I can fit but im told there awkward, and of course they are used and untested so may be not much better.

Can i fit two new correct CVs to the existing driveshafts to cure my problems.

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Post by docchevron » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:52 pm

Yeah, it's possible to change the (outer) CV joints, although it's probably easier to change the whole shaft. The N/s shaft is very easy, the O/S shaft is not much harder, you just need to undo the two 11mm nuts on the support bearing bolts. The bearing can corrode into the bottom engine mount but a good bar and a heavy hammer usually gets them out! :D

If you change the shafts do the diff seals at the same time.
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Post by M » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:54 pm

With every car I have ever had CV trouble with the simplest option has been to fit an exchange driveshaft and refill the gearbox afterwards.
Not the cheapest, though at £55 ish an exchange shaft not the most expensive problem either.

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Post by tim leech » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:11 pm

Can i get 2 new shafts for that sort of money then and where? I dont mind shelling out the cash as long as its right.

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Post by M » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:47 pm

If you have some shafts already, grease them up and slap them in. Otherwise, GSF, ECP and the ilk used to carry them - may be a case of phoning and seeing where the items are and getting them shipped.

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Post by tim leech » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:02 pm

The ones I have are used and off a high mileage 16v that was broken up, so if its about a hundred for a new pair I will get some.

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Post by docchevron » Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:07 am

Yep, I'd go for new. If you "enjoy" the valver the shafts have a fairly hard life. ECP are cheaper than GSF and I know last time I wanted some for mine they wern't interested in ordering any, didn't have any in stock, and then tried to fob me off with crap ones. I got genuine in the end, aint killed them yet....

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Post by BX Bandit » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:29 am

I did the n/s on mine a couple of years ago £26 from GSF IIRC but I think 16v ones are different tho'. Still, a surprisingly cheap and quick alternative to getting dirty with a CV joint!!
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Post by tim leech » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:19 am

GSF want £98 + vat EACH! and as usual ECP says "sorry no stock" :evil:

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Post by ken newbold » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:44 am

Try M&C Lockwood, 01274 640590

If he has one you can get it delivered here. :D
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Post by tim leech » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:54 am

Whys that then Ken? I still have your radiator btw!

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Post by tom » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:54 am

ECP sold me the right hand one for £73.11+VAT Yesterday and are getting me the left hand one for £35+Vat tomorrow. These are the ABS shafts for a 16V or TD. At that price, I wouldn't bother with the outer joints because the inner ones wear out as well. If ECP's website says that there is no stock, Call a branch up and enquire. You may be pleasantly surprised as I was with the left hand shaft which is supposedly out of stock.
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Post by tim leech » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:57 am

Thanks tom, will try that.

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:42 pm

Like Ken said, try M&C Lockwoods. I get most of my parts from them now. Excellent service AND he knows Citroens!
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Post by tim leech » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:47 pm

Thanks Ian, also thanks for agreeing to fit them! :D