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How to put together CV's so they don't bind?

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First of all, thanks Nevada72. As per what you did LSD-wise..everything is going according to plan perfectly.

I repacked 2 of the CV's..started on the 3rd..and it binds. So I take it apart, put it back together..and it still binds. Did it a THIRD time, and STILL binds! What the heck? Is there a trick to doing it? The first 2 went together perfectly; no binding at all. I checked them ALL before I took them apart, and they all worked fine. So did I just luck out on the first 2 by doing them the right way, and have bad luck on this one by doing it wrong 3 times in a row?

Its a 02 inner CV, if it makes a difference..

thx

matt

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Guest Anonymous

....they will tend to bind when dry. I got a brand new one from Max and it was basically dry and totally frozen. On all of the used ones I cleaned up, they bound up until i greased them. then they were fine.

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The first 2 I used CV specific grease, the 3rd (binding) one I used a grease that was called all purpose, but listed CV's as an application on the back. Coincidence? ....I'll get new grease.

Thanks nevada..what would I do without you? :)

matt

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Which I now only half remember. First, I remember the steel ball carrier contraption having one end with a little notch of sorts. That should be on the shaft side of the CV not the diff or half shaft side. In other words notched side in first. You should not have to force anything, including the ball bearings as you are assembling it, and the CV should wiggle easily once assembled. I think you have the steel carrier contraption slightly off. Maybe installed proper side in but rotationally off. The first CV I reassembled was a real bitch and was rigid with no real play. This felt wrong, so I dissasembled and put it back together really looking and thinking about it and voila. Its a little bit of a puzzle. You may have gotten two right and screwed up on No. 3. The CV's should swivel quite easily with no real bind, or you have something wrong.

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...putting it together right. However, that is good advice to make sure you have your p's and q's in order. Best to have a fully assembled and functional cv to compare to. You can rotate the cage, about ten degrees either way, and it will look right, but it won't work right (or even go together unless you really force the hell out of it).

As far as them rotating freely, I guess in my experience that has not been the case-new cvs or old, unless they have been lubed.

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Guest Anonymous

A timely post as I am just about to clean and repack CV's and I was wondering whether there is there an easy way to tell if they are not worn out or otherwise krap?

Mac

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A timely post as I am just about to clean and repack CV's and I was wondering whether there is there an easy way to tell if they are not worn out or otherwise krap?

Mac

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....and clean them. I soaked mine in Kerosene for a couple of days (not the boots) and cleaned them up. As Matt mentioned-very messy. Check for pitting of the ball bearings, grooves or pitting of the center track, and check the cages for wear of the slots-it will be obvious if they are worn.

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