In middle of changing outer CV joints on Cav Gsi, (the cause of the juddering ive been getting under load, and creaking noise on pulling off/turning wheel).
The bloke who is doing it for me suspects inner CVs may have gone as there is a lot of movement in the driveshafts, i.e. going in/out of gearbox (approx 2-3" of movement) (Hope i've described that right). He's not sure if they're supposed to be like that, if so then we'll just do outer CV joints. But if the inners are gone will probs have to get whole new driveshafts.
Can anyone who's done this job tell me if the movement is supposed to be like that?
the drive shaft should move in and out of the inboard cv joint a good 3-4 inches fully extended. Its designed to take up play as the suspension compresses and extends and the angles of teh shaft change. if it was actually dislocating from the gearbox youd have oil leaking out the join.
the longer drivers side shaft/cv will easily pull out of the gearbox by hand, is that what he means ?