C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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ekaftan wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 15:27
Hi marc et al...

Can you help me with the boots I need for my car? 2006 C5 V6 vin VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]

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Normally we'd ask you for a membership upgrade for parts info - but your car has the same part numbers as shown in my post above :wink:
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Re: C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 17:34
ekaftan wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 15:27
Hi marc et al...

Can you help me with the boots I need for my car? 2006 C5 V6 vin VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]

Thanks!
Normally we'd ask you for a membership upgrade for parts info - but your car has the same part numbers as shown in my post above :wink:
Thanks!

Found the donation button and used it. I've received a huge amount of help from this forum since I joined in 2006 and was seriously overdue...

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Measure the driveshaft and CV casing diameters, I tried three on my X7 before I got the right one. Don't trust the adverts. Good variety on Ebay.

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ekaftan wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 19:07
Thanks!

Found the donation button and used it. I've received a huge amount of help from this forum since I joined in 2006 and was seriously overdue...

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No worries, thank you for the Forum donation. So the part numbers listed above are correct and as for UK prices as of today - both still available from Citroen:

3287A5: £47.90 for the kit item (4)
329334: 54.32 for the kit item (3).

All VAT inclusive.
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Re: C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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Another beginners question...

How hard is to remove the right side driveshaft? Will gearbox oil come out?

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The drivers side has a centre bearing but if you are only changing the boot you don't need to remove it. Just slide the old boot back and while holding the shaft give the cv joint a good whack outwards with a lump hammer, I use a 4lb one, it should come straight off.

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ekaftan wrote:
01 Nov 2021, 01:29

That will split the cv joint itself and leave part of it attached to the car? I assume I have to remove it from the wheel side first right?

(I have rebuilt engines and rebuilt transmissions and somehow never did suspension or CV joint work before this car... also, I had to google 'lump hammer' :)

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wheeler wrote:
01 Nov 2021, 09:26
Dont know why anyone would use original CV boots now? i’ve only used universal stretchy boots now for years. So much easier to fit & I find they normally last longer than the originals.
Gibbo2286 wrote:
01 Nov 2021, 10:26
If the car has the automatic AM6 box you can take the shafts out without any oil loss.
I've got one of those stretchy boots in my spares box and the tool to fit it.
Peter.N. wrote:
01 Nov 2021, 11:42
The joint is held to the shaft by a 'snap ring' if you hit the joint hard the ring will compress into the groove and release the CV joint from the shaft leaving the boot on the shaft. Slide the boot off and give the shaft and joint a good clean.

Squeeze the supplied sachet of grease into the joint and slide it back on the shaft, after fitting the new boot of course, the snap ring should open in the groove and lock the joint in position. Pull it to make sure it has locked on, if not a tap on the outer end of the joint should seat it.

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ok... so, I leave the inner join attached to the car and split the outer one....

My torn boot is the inner one... I have read that joint can be split without hitting it... its just the boot that holds it.. right?

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@ ekaftan: If it helps. I've just put up a guide for you in the member's Resources Section:

C5 MK II V6 ES9A Driveshaft Removal-Refitting Guide
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Re: C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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01 Nov 2021, 16:35
@ ekaftan: If it helps. I've just put up a guide for you in the member's Resources Section:

C5 MK II V6 ES9A Driveshaft Removal-Refitting Guide
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Re: 2001 c5 driveshaft boot

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ekaftan wrote:
01 Nov 2021, 14:32
ok... so, I leave the inner join attached to the car and split the outer one....
My torn boot is the inner one... I have read that joint can be split without hitting it... its just the boot that holds it.. right?
Wrong, the joint is held in the pot by small lips on the inside of the pot. They will come out with a little force but they shouldn't be removed if it can be avoided. Split the joint at the outer end and slide the boot on from there.
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Re: C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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wheeler wrote:
01 Nov 2021, 09:26
Dont know why anyone would use original CV boots now? i’ve only used universal stretchy boots now for years. So much easier to fit & I find they normally last longer than the originals.
Inner ones are different and need the extra rubber to fit the "dimples" of the inner pot. Universal ones are only good for the outer joint, ask me how I know :rofl2:
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Re: C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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I didnt realise it was an inner boot. I still use them on inner ones where possible but yes they dont fit every inner joint.
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Re: C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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Hopefully I’m not too late to the party here but I’ve found this website to be fantastic in the past. I bought a complete driveshaft for my Mk1 facelifted 2.2 C5, I had a failed gaiter and couldn’t find one from anywhere reputable so I fitted a rubberised gaiter which stretched into place and didn’t last long at all. The CV joint then died not long after thanks to the rubber gaiter dying. In the end I bought a whole driveshaft brand new from here for £110 which was a bargain in my opinion. Being SKF it was perfect fitment and OE quality

https://vehicleaftermarket.skf.com/uk/en/search-parts
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Re: C5 MK II Drive Shaft

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
01 Nov 2021, 16:35
@ ekaftan: If it helps. I've just put up a guide for you in the member's Resources Section:

C5 MK II V6 ES9A Driveshaft Removal-Refitting Guide

I am happy to report that I just finished redoing the boots and your guide was spot on.

I am very very happy :)
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