I had to remove the driveshaft to replace the center or carrier bearing, which I have done. When I removed the cv joint using the instructions from the internet, I removed the 6 bolts holding the booted cap to the cv joint and tapped the cap off. The 6 balls and the cage fell out.I have removed the splined sprocket from the drive shaft and need to find a new snap ring. I have assembled the cv joint in the cup in the vehicle but don't think I can insert the drive shaft into it and be certain it is in far enough, so I believe it must be done off the vehicle and reinstalled as a unit already on the end of the drive shaft.
Monday, May 14th, 2012 AT 12:21 PM