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Date:         Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:46:53 -0600
Reply-To:     John Rodgers <inua@CHARTER.NET>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         John Rodgers <inua@CHARTER.NET>
Subject:      Re: Didn't know there was two different CV joints. - Figured Out
Comments: To: VWNut Hawk <vwnut@HAWKCOMPUTING.COM>
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Well, live and learn I suppose. The first time I changed CV's I wasn't at all sure about myself, but turned out to be a very simole task, really.

Best bet?? Buy your own CV's ( I like the Lobro's) from one of the list vendors, and install yourself. In your case, you probably need to locate a new axle to replace the weird one. I don't think I would try to "Make Do" as it is an abberation. Putting things back as they should be always aids keeping things well maintained in the future and avoiding unexpected breakdowns.


John Rodgers 88 GL Driver

VWNut Hawk wrote:

>I bought half shafts from Napa about 2 years ago. >The other side's boots blew out. >This side just destrucked the cv ... great.. >John. > > > >>>>TJ Hannink <> 12/22/04 6:13:16 PM >>> >>>> >>>> >I wonder if you have 411/412 or Porsche 914 axle shafts? > >I have a set of 412 auto trans shafts stashed somewhere. I hung on to >them when I junked the 412, I thought they would fit the Carat, the >joint diameter, bolt pattern and shaft length looked the same. 412 cv's >have a different part number than Type 2 cv's, but they look identical. >Maybe the spline count is different? > >Tim > >VWNut Hawk <vwnut@HAWKCOMPUTING.COM> wrote: >I didn't mean that the other side is necessarily a different. >I don't have the other side off and can't tell. > >All I know is that busdepot shows one CV for 68-91. >And that it's for manual and automatic. >But the damn thing I have has fewer splines and won't take >the new CV. >Maybe I've got a shaft from a different VW? >Strange.... > > > >>>>Mike Collum 12/22/2004 4:37:13 PM >>> >>>> >>>> >Though I haven't replaced the CVs on the axles of my '84 automatic, I >have >serviced them. > >The left and right axles are of different lengths (which seems to be >common >knowledge) but all 4 CV joints are identical. > >Mike >'84 GL 7 pass auto >'85 GL Westy 4 spd > > > >>That's interesting. Though I don't drive an automatic, I've read a >> >> >lot > > >>on the sutomatics, and there has been a lot of discussion about them >> >> >and > > >>I have never heard of different numbers of splines right shaft vs >> >> >left > > >>shaft. The lengths are different but this is new one to me. >> >>Maybe someone out there really knows. >> >>Regards, >> >>John Rodgers >>88 GL Driver >> >> > > >TJ Hannink >Goldibox - 1987 Vanagon Camper, Wolfsburg Edition >1981 Bluebird Wanderlodge, FC-33 >Winter Park, Florida > > > >FAVOR website: > >--------------------------------- >Do you Yahoo!? > The all-new My Yahoo! * Get yours free! > > > >

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