Can't engage driveshaft with hub splines
I set about changing a torn C.V. boot, drivers side boot at hub, 1.4 K 45 2005.
My approach was release the lower arm balljoint and nothing else.
Now upon reassembly I find that I just can't get the driveshaft splines to engage with those of the hub.
Am I going to have to take the hub off the upper mount and the tie-rod to get it onto the shaft?
There must be some trick to it.
One other thing that worried me. I am using the manual from my old 400, which describes a stop ring and a circlip. Upon dissassembly, there was no stop ring. Is that right for 2005?
(edit: I see from photos in guides on here that the design of the stop ring changed - there used to be a ring that sat on the driveshaft pline inboard of the outer C.V. - but its different in later cars)
Any help much appreciated.
Last edited by Bunsen Honeydew; 26-11-2016 at 18:06.