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Old December 22nd, 2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Need help on a Focus

HERE is the Problem

I have NO F**KING clue oh how to take the damn CV shaft out on one. Any Help at all would make my life better.

(I looked around on Line and cant find anything of good value to help me out)
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 11:07 PM   #3
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on some of the old ford cars you had to pry the shaft out of it... i was held in by a ring that expands and holds it into place... not sure if this is the same on the newer cars or not
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 11:12 PM   #4
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see if i can help you before i go to bed. I just did one on the passanger side of an 01 focus. The one i did just slipped into the transmssion but it had a bearing race/bracket that was bolted to the block that the shaft went through. After removing the braket bolts I Knocked the bottom ball joint loose pulled the knucke out of the way and the axle came right out. I do believe though the drivers side is c clipped into the transmission. Just give it a good pry and it should pop out.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 11:15 PM   #5
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use a large block of C 4

start by removing a tire

the locking rings on fords can resit the removal of a CV pretty good, and they don't make it easy to get a hammer on the end of the end of the CV, just take a pry bar, place between the joint and the trans, pry, hit side of joint with hammer, remove. fords suck.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:57 AM   #6
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Slide hammer with special adapter (basically a "C" that fits between the CV and tranny housing)- or you can attempt to pry it out with a long pry bar...
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 03:22 PM   #7
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Thanks Freak.
That helped me a ton on the damn POS.
I do have to agree on the Ford Sucks (Well the cars do).
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