Xantia front RH driveshaft

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Xantia front RH driveshaft

Postby christopherking » Fri Jan 18, 2002 4:54 pm

I have a 93 Xantia 1.8 8 Valve and have noticed a lateral (axial) movement of around 1-3mm in the right hand outer driveshaft section, is this normal? I have driven the car in circles on full-lock to check for CV joint clicking and none is apparent. Any info would be appreciated
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Postby Dave Burns » Sun Jan 20, 2002 12:53 am

Hi Christopher, the shaft is a splined fit in to the cv joint and there will be a small amount of end float, when you pull the shaft away from the hub it should come up against a positive stop, this being a circlip on the end of the shaft contacting the outer face of the cv joint, to get the shaft out it should be pulled on while giving a sharp tap to the inner part of the cv joint with a brass drift, this forces the circlip into it's groove and allows the shaft to slide out, sometimes the clip does not retract completely into the groove, when this happens the part of the clip remaning outside the groove gets sheared off, it is important to retrieve the sheared off portion of the clip for obviouse reasons, there should be similar amounts of float in both left and right shafts, if this amount of play was in the joint it's self I would expect it to be accompanied by the tell tale clicking sound that's common with knackered cv joints.
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Postby christopherking » Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:14 pm

Thanks for your help, David. I finally got around to jacking the car up this weekend to investigate the cause of the noises more fully. Turns out one of the ball joints on the LH anti-roll bar drop link was worn and causing the noise, not the movement in the RH driveshaft.
Christopher.
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