OK SO MY DRIVER SIDE CV JOINT WENT OUT

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1996 Mazda Protege
  • 140,000 miles

Ok so my driver side cv joint went out. I go to change it and half of the cb joint is stuck in the side of the transmission wall. How do I know if I messed up the housing unit or how do I get it off?

Friday, October 26th, 2012 AT 1:30 PM

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  • Wrenchtech
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  • 20,243 posts

Don't plan on re-using that shaft now. You were supposed to use a large prybar to "pop" it loose from the transmission and not just pull on the shaft.

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Friday, October 26th, 2012 AT 1:37 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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A slide hammer with the correct extension might be required under certain circumstances. If you wish to reuse the half-shaft, you would need to have it inspected for damage and serviced with boot replacement and lubricants.

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Friday, October 26th, 2012 AT 1:45 PM

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