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  1. CV Joint Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When replacing the outer joint after disassembly and cleaning Im not sure which orientation the cage ring was in. I could only get it to go back in one way but just wanted to be sure its right. I know the star shaped inner piece has the notched edge toward the transmission, but the cage ring I...
  2. Inner CV axle joint

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I replaced the CV axles and it shocked me to see the driver side inner axle joint was out of its joint. Would it have caused a bad accident or something? I drove like that about 2000 miles. The new Raxles feel great. Pictures attached.
  3. U joint on rear propeller shaft

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can the u joint on the propeller shaft be changed. I find it hard to believe that it can not be changed. Some one has to have done it before. If anyone has any part # for the u joint that would be greatly appreciated. Hope you all can help. Dont want to spend a grand on new shaft. Thanks in advance
  4. Can't remove inner CV joint.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm currently trying to replace the drivers side CV axle on my 2008 2.0T Passat. I spent the day battling with the axle bolt, but eventually (after snapping a breaker bar) broke it loose by applying some heat to it and using a new breaker bar with a big pipe. When I freed up enough space to...
  5. cv joint clamp

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a kit for inner cv joint ('00 V6, manual) which came with a clamp "oetiker 97". It seemed a little bit large but I proceeded. Now it fell off. It seems like VW part has to be "93.5", which might be oetiker 16700088. I cannot find a small amount of those clamps (or one step up...
  6. Passat B6- Left CV joint my be going bad

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, Today i noticed when pulling out or backing up. The car will jerk when turned a certain angle.not sure why this is happening when i baby the car an never hit pot holes. Could this be a different problem? please any help is appreciated.
  7. Inner CV Joint Replacement and Tone Ring Paint Question.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    B5 A/T 2.8L, rebooting a spare set used Raxles. First, Does anyone know how the hell to take off the metal end cap/cover on the inner CV joint? Boot hasn't cracked, just looks like dry rot crap. I am trying to reboot the inner joint and inspect the tri-pod rollers. I have been very unsuccessful...
  8. Pass side front outer axle joint will not come out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Guys, This is not a how to remove the outer axle joint question but rather anyone ever had one that will not come out no matter what you do to it? I got a replacement of rebuilt axle from Rax already and I am just messing around to see if there is anyway to get the damn thing off.(after...
  9. flex joint size

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey all, 2000 passat 2.8. in looking to replace the flex joints and i cant find a confirmed size on the pipe. one place tells me 2 inches, another says 2.5. dealer tells me i can only buy the whole thing due to emissions. id like o pick them up today but we will.
  10. Video: Replacing the lower ball joint at the 35i

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Hi, The video gives you a step by step tutorial how to replace the lower ball joint at the front axis of a Passat B3 35i. At this model, the ball joint is demountable from the wishbone. Thus the repair is relatively cheap and easy to do. The wishbone remains in the car, but some other parts...
  11. Exhaust Flex Joint Rehab - V6

    B5 Garage
    Here are some pictures of my current project on my '98 GLS prompted by the need to pass emissions SOON :icon_eek: Back a while ago the original passenger side CAT got something tangled up underneath it and broke the honeycomb structure on the inside of the CAT into 3 pieces. A couple of weeks...
  12. CV joint; brake problem help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good morning. I was pressed for time so I took my 2004 Passat to my local garage to have him change my CV joint. He is an extremely good mechanic. But I got the car back this morning and after the change( I bought the CV joint fron Raxles; he just put it in) When i come to a stop at low speeds...
  13. B5.5 Knocking/Clicking in Steering Due to Universal Joint - Safety Issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001.5 Passat (B5.5) with over 190k miles. Over the last 3 years or so (maybe more), there has been some play in my steering wheel. Right at the midpoint, there will be some play. When I turn the wheel to 9 o'clock or 3 o'clock, the wheel will "catch" and there will be a clicking or...
  14. Flex joint pipe

    B5 Garage
    I need to have my flex pipe replaced. I have an 04 GLS 1.8T AWM. Im pretty sure the exhaust is 2.25", but I've been reading about people using 2.00 flex pipes. I also want to make sure I get the right length. Is it 4"? What about the overall length? I found a couple of stainless ones at Summit...
  15. Need some expert eyes on a cv joint.

    B5 Garage
    So, I went to Marty at raxles to get a refurb. Turns out, 15yo car parts aren't really kept in stock anymore. So I chose to buy a refurb from detriotaxle on ebay. This thing is gross looking. It looks like they just replaced the boots and joints (maybe) and spray painted it. Like everywhere...
  16. Catastrophic failure of CV joint, bad part or bad driving?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Short story: In a month of everything going wrong, my car was stolen, recovered, and now it broke down on the highway with a completely broken CV joint. Could it be due to something the thieves did? Long story: I was carjacked, kidnapped and robbed, 2 weeks ago, but thankfully they let me out...
  17. do just the Outer CV Joint or Axle complete?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had the chance to drive my 2004 B5.5 on the Easter weekend, first time for me in 4 months. My boys drive it and had failed to notice the clacking in sharp right turns, I guess their music was too loud:hmmm: Lots of love here for Raxels, but they don't really ship direct to Canada, and that...
  18. Flex joint question Under 2002 passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 02 Passat 1.8T wagon. I need to replace the flex joint under the car. It is leaking. The garage gave me only 1 option. replace the entire down pipe. That with labor hits almost 500 Bucks. A universal flex joint is a top of 50 Bucks. He said the pipe is not in good condition. I been...
  19. Inner CV joint cover - Is there a tip for installing this cover?

    B5 Garage
    I had a split inner boot. The outside boot was showing dry rot cracks. Ordered both kits and installed but had a lot of problems with inner cover. I'm not sure I have it in far enough. It seems like the cover should be pressed in. I used a small chisel and worked my way around but I could not...
  20. Struggling with getting cv joint off the shaft! I'm nearly in tears.

    B5 Garage
    I searched high and low on this forum for some tricks on how to get the cv joint off the shaft. I have limited tools and can only do so much. I used a heavy rubber mallet and tried hammering the joint on the side and as well as parallel to the shaft. I tried to use a wobbler extension that would...
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