I can't find any photos or drawings of the rear half shafts or CV joints. Apparently that information is top secret. I DID find one reference to needing to remove the circlip from inside the differential housing to remove the stub shaft. There's two ways I could interpret that. If the stub shaft has a mounting plate on its end, just a couple of inches from the center section, that is what needs the circlip to be removed. If you just want to remove the half shaft, the inner CV joint will be bolted to that plate on the stub shaft. Typically there are six bolts to remove, then the inner joint is compressed against its internal spring pressure, then dropped down.
By "stub shaft", they could also mean that is the splined part of the inner CV joint that slides into the differential housing. That would need to have the circlip removed, then the joint / half shaft can be slid out and removed.
If you could post some photos of the rear half shaft, that might help me figure out what comes apart.
Monday, April 17th, 2017 AT 7:24 PM