CV joint inspecting

The components of each CV joint are precisely matched during manufacture and cannot be serviced or replaced individually. To inspect a CV joint, clean away the grease and look for galling, pitting and other signs of wear or physical damage. Any of these is cause for replacement. Discoloration due to overheating indicates lack of lubrication. A discolored joint that is otherwise in good condition may be reinstalled if thoroughly cleaned and repacked with the proper amount of new grease.

Polished interior surfaces or visible ball tracks alone are not necessarily cause for replacement.

The balls and grooves allow the hub to move, but the parts should fit snugly and move only with some effort. A joint with obvious free play between inner hub, balls and outer cage should be replaced.

Disassembly of the CV joints is not normally recommended. If the joint must be disassembled for cleaning, mark the relative positions of the inner hub, the ball cage, and the outer housing. Remove the balls one at a time, and keep track of them so that each can be reinstalled in its original position in the hub and cage.

• The cage, housing, and balls are precisely matched. When disassembling more than one joint, do not intermix compo-

• The CV joint should go together firmly but smoothly. Heavy force should not be required. If in doubt, start over and re-check the alignment. A joint that is forced together may lock and not come apart again.

nents.

401 Front Süspensoon

GENERAL 401-1

Special tools 401 -1

Front suspension 401-1

FRONT SUSPENSION STRUTS 401-3

Front suspension strut, removing and installing 401-4

Front strut cartridge, removing and installing . 401-6 Upper strut mount, replacing 401-6

BALL JOINTS, CONTROL ARMS

AND TORSION BARS 401-7

Ball joint, removing and installing 401-7

Front control arm, removing and installing. . . .401-8 Front torsion bar, removing and installing ... .401-9

WHEEL BEARINGS 401-11

Front wheel bearing play, adjusting 401-12

Front wheel bearings, replacing 401-13

STABILIZER BAR 401-15

Front stabilizer bar, removing and installing .401-15

SUSPENSION SUBFRAME 401-16

Front suspension subframe assembly 401-16

Special Tools

Porsche 911 Front Suspension

Special tool

A VW 267 a Tie-rod end ball joint separator

B P 280 b Ball joint removal spanner

(Porsche ordering #000 721 280 20)

C VW 433 Front wheel grease seal Installer

D VW 447h/447i Front wheel outer bearing race installers

Special tool

A VW 267 a Tie-rod end ball joint separator

B P 280 b Ball joint removal spanner

(Porsche ordering #000 721 280 20)

C VW 433 Front wheel grease seal Installer

D VW 447h/447i Front wheel outer bearing race installers

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