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G31 Angular Joint Installation Woes

 
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K-Roll931  



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:43 pm    Post subject: G31 Angular Joint Installation Woes Reply with quote


Somehow, I decided that installing this could wait, even after I had everything within reach while doing the RMS, clutch, and even the bushings at the rear over the winter and early spring...Anyways, I'm now in the process of installing this PITA with the gearbox disconnected from the rear suspension and axles, and see only two ways to get it installed now without knackered up hands and fingers.

1. Remove the four bolts holding the torque tube to the bellhousing and slide the tube back a foot or so to have the same reach I had over the winter. The only problem is it required two people to push the torque tube back in place and I suspect that'll happen again.

2. Remove the gearbox entirely...I'm partway there, but I've never done it before and I'm seeing it as a bit overkill, and seems riskier than the former option...I could be wrong.

Advice? Tips and Tricks?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave the gearbox on the torque tube. Drop the box off its mountings and allow it come down on a jack/support as far as it goes. It will be tight but potentially doable unless the old joint is really corroded onto the shaft. Count the turns off. Count the turns back on.

If the gearbox is easy to pull, then pull it. It will make life easier to reach into the TT area to swap the joint.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carrera RSR wrote:
Leave the gearbox on the torque tube. Drop the box off its mountings and allow it come down on a jack/support as far as it goes. It will be tight but potentially doable unless the old joint is really corroded onto the shaft. Count the turns off. Count the turns back on.

If the gearbox is easy to pull, then pull it. It will make life easier to reach into the TT area to swap the joint.


I'm halfway to dropping the snailshell. Should have it out either tonight or tomorrow afternoon.

I'm following this very helpful guide someone here had made: https://www.freewebs.com/patand/vxelldsbyte.htm
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