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11-09-2012 11:12 AM
willybos
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Originally Posted by bbcobra View Post
isn't the svt axel shaft bigger than a standard focus?
I second this question, i was also under the impression that the axel shafts were made bigger on the SVT... ?

will any manual trans >2004 2.0 cv joint work?
11-01-2012 12:07 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by 1turbofocus View Post
To me drivers is easy to get out , remove Pass side CV from trans , have everything loose on drivers side and put psi on the CV (pry with large screwdriver)on the trans , go in through the trans on the pass side with a long punch give the dirvers side a good hard rap and it will fall right out , works every time for me

Tom
I;ve done that before.
10-31-2012 11:00 PM
amc49 Yes, but what is easy for you and me apparently is not for others. I don't even remove the pass side, proper use of a crowbar pops out driver with no harm to parts. Only thing holding it in is the snap ring.
10-31-2012 10:38 AM
1turbofocus To me drivers is easy to get out , remove Pass side CV from trans , have everything loose on drivers side and put psi on the CV (pry with large screwdriver)on the trans , go in through the trans on the pass side with a long punch give the dirvers side a good hard rap and it will fall right out , works every time for me

Tom
10-31-2012 08:44 AM
amc49 Driver side is harder to get out of trans.......................
10-30-2012 02:52 PM
Blown2go well....I replaced the boot on the passenger side. The half shaft just pulls right out at the cups so no need to pull the axle. The only problem was that the ford half shaft for the inner cups is not perfectly round meaning the new universal boot wouldn't seal. The solution i came up with was to cut and use the old end of the boot and clamp the new boot over the very end of the old boot. Works great....but for the driver side i will be replacing the entire axle. Pain in the rear either way! Looks like the driver side half shaft will be easier to change however!
10-23-2012 11:02 PM
amc49 I have a tendency to go for the boot alone. Or I did, back when one could find the correct boot easily. Not that hard to change one. Problem nowadays is that most boot sizes have dried up over the counter, they would much rather make the sale of the bigger part. Some of the O'Reilly boots I've seen were abysmal in quality or wrong size (doesn't matter that they say it will work, they'll say anything) and the split ones are absolutely worthless. Meaning............in this case the $50 extra is a really good deal.
10-23-2012 12:45 PM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by SVTF4243 View Post
Replace the shaft worth the extra $50
Changing the boot is A PITA
I 2nd that ^^^^ Replace the axle. Your going to have to pull it out anyhow & I'd rather be pulling in a new one. And how long has that joint been that way, w/ the boot tore? Who knows.
10-22-2012 11:49 PM
BigRed03 i cannot recall, but i think it has a different number of splines on the differential side.
10-22-2012 09:19 PM
bbcobra isn't the svt axel shaft bigger than a standard focus?
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