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Problem reassembling F355 inner CV Joint

Replacing a torn inner CV boot on 355. I have the axle on a bench. The joint goes back together fine but after reassembly it does not move at all. I took it apart to see if there is more than one way to assemble it and it does not look like there is. All the balls go in, it just does not want to move side to side like CV joints supposed to.

Is there a trick? Suggestions???

I can post pics in a bit
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-31-2013, 02:13 PM
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Is the joint still dry, or have you applied grease? If the joint is dry, it will bind. If you have the inner hub and outer cage flipped backwards, it will bind. Otherwise, it should work correctly.


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Take it apart and put it back together again until it feels right. PITA to get them right but you'll know when you have it correct.

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Two ways to reassemble...

This way is correct. Notice the big sides versus small sides orientation....
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Replacing a torn inner CV boot on 355. I have the axle on a bench. The joint goes back together fine but after reassembly it does not move at all. I took it apart to see if there is more than one way to assemble it and it does not look like there is. All the balls go in, it just does not want to move side to side like CV joints supposed to.

Is there a trick? Suggestions???

I can post pics in a bit
Had it aligned backwards. Had to take it apart and realign the big sides with the small sides. Thanks for the help guys!
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