Rush SR Owner
- Jan 10, 2023
a customer brought us his rush car because it had no forward drive.
the outer CV let go in the right side I had some hopes to just do a rebuild but the inner race of the CV got so hot it turned it blue and welded itself to the half shaft that removing it in the press ( you shouldn't need a press to remove a CV ) ruined the splines of the half shaft so it's a total half shaft replacement.
seeing the right side failed I pulled the left side half shaft out cleaned all the nasty old grease out of both the inner and outer CV's repacked with high temp CV grease and reinstalled the half shaft back in the car.
the right side axle comes out in just a few minutes nothing on the suspension has to be unbolted other than the lower shock nut has to come off and the bolt pushed back some . the left side the nut on the top of the up right with the lower shock nut has to come off so the up right can flop away from the upper A arm.
takes about 2.5 hours for the hole job and 30$ for the high temp grease per side. for both CV's it took about 2/3's of a tub of grease.