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Rear drive shaft and PTU

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4_whl_hvn
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Rear drive shaft and PTU

Post by 4_whl_hvn » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:04 pm

So I am in the middle of removing my CVT and everything is going OK although time consuming.
I have run into a problem. I can not get the rear drive shaft to come off the PTU. Any special secrets? I'm assuming it should just pop out, but I live in rust belt territory and it won't budge.
Is it possible to leave it attached and move the PTU out of the way enough to remove the CVT?

Thanks in advance.

Matthias.

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Re: Rear drive shaft and PTU

Post by 4_whl_hvn » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:31 pm

I was able to move the PTU off the CVT and move it far enough out of the way to get the trans out. I have the CVT out and tore down, now just need to get parts. I would still like to get the drive shaft off of the PTU. I am going to let it soak with PB blaster for the period of time while the CVT is out and try to pry it out after re-mounting the PTU to the trans. Is there anything better than PB blaster for this problem?

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Re: Rear drive shaft and PTU

Post by mburns31 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:12 pm

The only thing thats better than using like PB Blaster or WD-40 is heat. Like a propane torch or heat gun. When you use heat, heat the head of the bolt, then take like a screw driver and put it in the middle of the head of the bolt and smack it a few times with a hammer to "shock" the bolt. Put your socket on there and try to unloosen. If it doesnt loosen then try to tighten it up a little more. Then try to unloosen again.

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