Drive shaft removal - struggling

38 posts / 0 new
Last post
L66TEY
L66TEY's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 17 hours ago
Joined: 18/06/2019
Drive shaft removal - struggling

Hoping for assistance (again). 

Im struggling to remove the driver side (RHD) drive shaft. 

Any tips?



Its totally free wheel end, but the spline seems to be stuck in the Diff. 

Is there a trick I'm missing here?

With thanks

Chris 

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay's picture
Online
Last seen: 4 min 32 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
SM25T
SM25T's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 46 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
Should just slide out. Don't yank on free end too hard in case you derange the two joints or unseat the springs.
L66TEY
L66TEY's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 17 hours ago
Joined: 18/06/2019

Thank you Gents

As per the pic, I'm now concerned I may have "deranged" the Diff end joint. 

Chris 

Wrightpayne
Wrightpayne's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

On my classic mini I used to pop the CV joint with two big flat blade screwdrivers as there was a C clip on the end of the spline. Basically lever off the casing onto the CV joint - perhaps worth a try? 

ScottR400D
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 47 min ago
Joined: 23/08/2015

I think #5 is right. There's a snap ring in the Ford diff shafts, needs a lever out. 

Last resort is to drop the diff with the shaft still there and pull both out together then remove the shaft. 

Tazio
Tazio's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 26 min ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

And looking at that CV joint I'd put money on the springs being unseated - don't ask how I know......

ScottR400D
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 47 min ago
Joined: 23/08/2015

Yes, probably, but as long as the spring's intact.......

Golf Juliet Tango
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 35 sec ago
Joined: 17/04/2014
I'm pretty sure there is an LF article on rebuilding the CV joints.

Stephen

Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty

7 wonders of th...
Offline
Last seen: 5 days 2 hours ago
Joined: 17/04/2014

CC dont use the snap rings on theshaft as in the OE Sierra fitment.

If you have a Suretrac or Quaife in there, you can use a long drift and tap it out - old K series head bolts are perfect for this.

otherwise a prybar and flick it out, 

L66TEY
L66TEY's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 17 hours ago
Joined: 18/06/2019

Right Gents, 

Im still struggling to remove the driver side driveshaft. 
It appears to be seized???

However the good news is the passenger side is free moving near the Diff - hence I'm happy that'll come out with ease when I move round to that side. 
But I want to get the driver side sorted first. 
In relation to the CV joint, I'm comfortable that is back in-situ. 
Plus on closer inspection the Ford housing has been stamped with QUAIFE ATB 362 - a good starting point :D

Though it remains to be confirmed whether the Diff internals or the Diff itself was potentially changed in 2014, as I have a receipt showing a previous owner (Gerry Ralph) paid for removal and refit of Diff by Brooke Kensington in Bicester. 

Is Gerry perhaps a L7C member??