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Drivetrain Cv joint

Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by grocerygettin, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. cajunscort96wagon

    cajunscort96wagon FEOA Member

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    apparently there are TWO different axle lengths for the 2nd gen 1.9 23 1/8 inches and 24 5/8 inches.... ends are same on both axles... book and computer say both are direct fit....... its fun when your too short of an axle pulls out of the trans at 70 on the highway .... double check your axle compressed length before ordering
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    1991 GT Drivers side axle removal:
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I dont know about the GT transmissions, but with the LX, there is a casting 'web' that spans from the side of the case near the differential to the far end of the transmission housing, near the oil pump on an automatic, and near the 5th gear housing on a 5-speed. That pretty well covers up the tapered end of the inner CV casting. There are two arms to the casting web; above the CV inner casing as well as below it.
    If I ever have to take the driver's side CV axle out of my 5-speed in Texas, I might try his technique. In VA I have the OTC tool that works by pushing the CV inner end out of the case, nut I dont have one in TX.
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    I don't think anyone here thought of doing to from above. I would think that removing the battery and air box is much easier than some of the methods people here have tried.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I have removed the battery and air box, and the battery tray, and examined the access to the CV joint; and on more than one Escort, with both automatic and manual transmission.. The casting web totally covers and obscures the joint between the side of the transaxle and the inner end of that CV joint casing.
    The video wasnt clear enough for me to tell if his crowbar was able to fit between the side of the transaxle and the inner CV joint casing - sideways - and exert force that way.
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    OK, so you are saying that will not work on a LX.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Just that I dont think so. I have neer worked on a GT or its trans. The next time I am faced with the challenge on an LX though, I will have another look.
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    Interesting but I don't recall having access from above on my '97 LX
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    I know, but how many people bother to check for that?
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    I remember looking all around and saying "how the f....?"
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  11. cajunscort96wagon

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    when I did the drivers side axle on my 96 wagon with 5speed, i slipped the short end of a carpenters flat bar over the top of the axle and pried up with about 25 pounds of force or so and hit the bottom of the inboard end with a hammer... one pop and IT popped right out...
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