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Old 04-16-2011, 09:33 AM
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in the above pics there is a picture of what looks like a cir-clip removal tool-- (red handle) any idea who makes that? it's much nicer than mine and I'd like to get a new one...
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:56 AM
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Just a FWIW - there are a number of vendors selling the bearing assembly on Ebay..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=250806284137

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=120658906325

Prices starting at $60..
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:27 AM
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just did the carrier bearing today. it is not what i consider and easy job. i did get it done, but took me all day. dropping the exhaust is the easy part. getting the old bearing off took the most time. my bearing puller would not budge it. i used a 20ton press and had to really crank on it to get the old bearing off. then putting the CV joints back together puzzled me, but with a bit of trial and error got it all back together and all is well. no pics sorry.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:36 PM
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I think mine is on its way out. I believe the CPO warranty should cover it, I hope. 2006 with 67K miles.

Regardless good write up.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:38 PM
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OK, I am getting ready to replace the bearing this weekend. My original made it 155K, so I guess I cannot complain... Mine is an '04 CS. Two question to those who have don the n=bearing R&R themselves.

1) When "uncrimping" the lip, do you ned up going all the way around, or will it pop off it you get a third or half way around?
2) When separating the CV joint, is it just a matter of making the angle acute enough for the two section to separate?

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Old 09-22-2011, 04:13 AM
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Cross-posting this question, since this seems to be the definitive DIY now on Cardan shafts.

Anyone tried this bearing support from Vertex yet, in lieu of replacing the entire shaft?

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Old 09-22-2011, 09:17 AM
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i have two regular bearings if anyone wants to tackle this. I was going to try to replace the bearing only the second time around at 120k but the p!g went bye bye before I got a chance. And to update everyone I ts been a p!gless 12 months and I still have not wrenched on wifeys ride. still 25% less fleet management. PM me if u need the bearing. $60 shipped conus?
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by seankrider View Post
Cross-posting this question, since this seems to be the definitive DIY now on Cardan shafts.

Anyone tried this bearing support from Vertex yet, in lieu of replacing the entire shaft?

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I am curious if anyone has done this before? Anyone?

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Old 12-23-2011, 01:44 AM
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I'm curious as to why Scotitude edited and deleted all his pics....

BTW, my Cardan shaft is on its way out. It started as a chriping on acceleration and is not becoming a slight tapping and I'm sure will become banging. This is at 83k miles.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:51 AM
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couldnt upload new photos. RL file management said I was full so i deleted some older ones. looks like i can onlyhave 8-10 pics up at one time. any way to fix or just my picb files are too big? if you are gonna try the center bearing replacement, i have 2 new ones sitting at the shop. i was gonna be ambitious but got lazy and did the whole shaft. they are the regular ones, not the new vertex things. lmk if you need the pics.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:56 AM
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I'll PM you later.... I'm interested in a bearing.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by BG993 View Post
OK, I am getting ready to replace the bearing this weekend. My original made it 155K, so I guess I cannot complain... Mine is an '04 CS. Two question to those who have don the n=bearing R&R themselves.

1) When "uncrimping" the lip, do you ned up going all the way around, or will it pop off it you get a third or half way around?
2) When separating the CV joint, is it just a matter of making the angle acute enough for the two section to separate?

Thanks,

Bill

Bill, you want to uncrimp a little bit in a lot of places vs a lot in a few places. Otherwise the metal stretches and will be tough to crimp back. Id go all the way around just a little bit.
As for the CV joint, thats exactly right, just get the right angle and it all falls together...or apart. There should be almost no force needed.

Wow lots of good info on this thread, it should be a sticky!
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Originally Posted by SCOTITUDE View Post
i have two regular bearings if anyone wants to tackle this. I was going to try to replace the bearing only the second time around at 120k but the p!g went bye bye before I got a chance. And to update everyone I ts been a p!gless 12 months and I still have not wrenched on wifeys ride. still 25% less fleet management. PM me if u need the bearing. $60 shipped conus?
May I ask what you replaced it with? Was it worth replacing the Cayenne with, given the less fleet management?
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Originally Posted by seankrider View Post
Cross-posting this question, since this seems to be the definitive DIY now on Cardan shafts.

Anyone tried this bearing support from Vertex yet, in lieu of replacing the entire shaft?

Attachment 568090

Not a good option. It will increase noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) along the driveshaft and eventually into the cabin. The bearing has rubber around it that eliminates NVH, unfortunately, the rubber disintegrates in time.
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Originally Posted by seankrider View Post
Cross-posting this question, since this seems to be the definitive DIY now on Cardan shafts.

Anyone tried this bearing support from Vertex yet, in lieu of replacing the entire shaft?

Attachment 568090
Hi all
Cardan Shaft rubber support at bearing has now failed (80K miles.....not bad for oem). I know about the replacement shatf but Vertex is now offering the split support as an alternative (do not need to remove shaft from car or ship back old core shaft). Love the idea but....has anyone done it yet???????

thanks.....
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