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Prop project

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:44 pm
by Peter-S
Looking under the 2.8 a little while back I spotted this split in the rubber on the central joint of the prop shaft.

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I'm not sure if the rubber is available on its own but I found a kit for the whole central CV joint so decided to do a refurb. This is the kit

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The joint is held together with 6 bolts which need to be removed

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My shaft came apart with the bearing cage attached to this side - there are several large ball bearings in this cage.

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This section is on a spline and will need a puller or a little brute force to get apart - brute force in my case hence the dented housing!

This is the other half

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There is a bolt in the centre which needs to be removed and then the central joint can be pulled free.

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This allows access to the central bearing carrier

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This should just slide off

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The centre breaks down in to 3 components

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The rubber section is held in by metal tabs accessed through this hole

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Reassembly is the reverse sequence

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You will notice on this spline the larger section that is bridged at the top

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This helps locate the next section which will only fit one way - there is a larger gap just left of the small cut out that lines up.

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Pop the new CV joint over the splines and pack with the grease provided.

Refit all bolts according to torque settings and its ready to go back in the car

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Re: Prop project

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:04 pm
by Fordoholic Nick
Great job there Peter and brilliant "how to" photos for anyone thinking of doing this themselves. Very helpful indeed and shows exactly what the job entails.
I had mine sent off by Tickover to get refurbed while they had the axle and gearbox out so just made sense at the time but doing it yourself must give you great satisfaction Peter. Job well done :applaud:

Re: Prop project

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:07 pm
by r2vdh
Done few of those before.. Getting the bearings on the slide back in can be fiddley swapped mine out for a single piece last year.
Brand new Uprated and stronger . Delivered for less than £200 from Northwest Props

Re: Prop project

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:11 pm
by Jasonmarie
Great job there sir .

Re: Prop project

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:37 pm
by Fordoholic Nick
Peter, did you use any 'props' for your "How To" step by step tutorial photos ... :lol:... :sorry:... :wave:

Re: Prop project

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:04 pm
by Andrew 2.8i
Looks good, Peter, and what a brilliantly detailed explanation of the work.

Where did you buy the CV joint refurb kit? I can't find them online.

Andrew.

Re: Prop project

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:28 pm
by Peter-S
Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Looks good, Peter, and what a brilliantly detailed explanation of the work.

Where did you buy the CV joint refurb kit? I can't find them online.

Andrew.
Hi Andrew,

Usual source ;)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184465835115 ... 4465835115

Re: Prop project

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:05 am
by Andrew 2.8i
Peter-S wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Usual source ;)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184465835115 ... 4465835115
Hi Peter, thanks for the link.
I did see that kit but wondered, alright hoped, you might have found something a little cheaper. :)

Andrew.