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Old 08-05-2014   #1
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Drive shaft removal

Anybody removed the O/S drive shaft on the doblo? Any details would be good. Thanks.
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Re: Drive shaft removal

I haven't yet, but I will need to next week or so because the shaft oil seal is MIA judging by the amount of oil that has made a bid for freedom

I believe the shaft is an articulated type with a bearing bolted to the engine.

There are several ways of removing the shaft from the hub, but I usually try to undo the track rod end and strut bolts, leaving the bottom ball joint in place as I find there is enough room to get the end of the shaft out of the hub.

It saves undoing the ABS wiring and so on.

Drain the oil using the drain plug on the box. A large hex (allen) key or (as I use) a sump plug drain key set.

Then, underneath to undo the bearing from the engine and use a rubber/plastic mallet to persuade the circlip to release the shaft from the box.

The old oil seal is a proper A - hole to come out, so prepare to "argue" with it if you need to replace it.....

I may take pictures if I get the chance
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Re: Drive shaft removal

I am looking forward to it. Thanks.
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Re: Drive shaft removal

Just finished doing mine and I must say, it was very easy! The only problem I had was getting it high enough and on axle stands (limited room). It solved the wobble problem too!!! Thanks for the info Andoo.
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Re: Drive shaft removal

Ha! I went out, armed with camera and found (when I jacked it up), it isn't oil, it's grease!

It looked like oil, but then I was barely under.

I can't imagine why the grease is escaping as the boot is tight and can see no pin holes

Ah well, I left it and did shock absorbers on a Hyundai Terracan instead.

Glad you managed it Brown Bob, very satisfying to do your own stuff
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