In this clip, we’re going to talk about the
proper service procedure in order to remove and replace a broken CV joint also known as
a drive shaft on a front-wheel drive vehicle. In this step, we’re going to talk about the
proper service procedure for removing the constant velocity shaft or your drive shaft
from the vehicle. I’m going to go ahead and slide it off the splines on my spindle just
like so. As you can see, this is the end of the drive shaft. It may be necessary to slip
underneath the vehicle and use a small pry bar between the inner joint and the transmission.
I’m going to go ahead and give it a tug and see if I can get it to hop out just by hand.
Alright, it?s necessary to get a good, straight pull on this CV shaft when you’re yanking
on it. So what I’m going to do is hold my spindle out of the way, straighten out the
inside of the shaft and yank it out. There. Slide it off the dust shield there and this
is the drive shaft for your vehicle. This side of course splines to the hub and turns
your wheel. This side here is going to spline either into the output shaft of the transmission
or to a mid-shaft bearing. That is the proper way to remove your CV joint from the vehicle.