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Old 5th June 2007
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Talking saab 900s 1997

I just purchased a used 97 saab 900s

. How difficult is it to remove a passenger side axle shaft from the transmission?? I have a ripped inner cv and decided to replace with a remanufactured shaft that has both cv with it.

When I put it back in , does it just slide in or are there clip of some kind.

any sites with pictures for this procedure ?- I cant seem to find a haaynes or chiltons repair book
Is it reccomended to use a new axle nut?
are ball joints replacable or should I just inject more grease - im afraid I might mess up the ball joint during removal

I get a good response from the saab 900 classic forum but just relized that I have a 900ng (1997 900s) so im reposting

Thanks in advance - im a occcasional side yard mechanic that usually gets himself in too deep so any advise will only help!

Any help or guidance would be much appreciated!!

Thanks, snick
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More to come, I used to do this with the now old ones; the boots (gaiters) were good for several years.

About 10 days ago I changed one side on the Honda - this was very, very easy.
The new axle , from AutoZone, come with a new axle not...
I have yet to tackle the right side of the newer Saabs, the last one was a '84 - outer boot only, easier and far less expensive than the Honda..
On the joint boot, yes !, inject grease as necessary.
I use the "pickle fork", with good results- seldom tear any boots..
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Granted, I'm a retard, but I removed the lower control arm from the subframe to swivel the hub out. Very easy. The inner driver has a snap ring that you can overcome without much effort.
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Old 6th June 2007
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The shaft on my '97 900 was seized onto the jackshaft, I ended up using a pickle fork wedged between the jackshaft housing and the cv shaft itself- and lots of hammering, and it finally came off the shaft. It was rough.
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