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Old 12-23-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default removing rear driveshaft

We have the front subframe disconnected but the driveshaft wont pull out of the tranny. We are tryign to pull the motor forward but it wont budge. am i missing something?
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Old 12-23-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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Default Sounds like there is some binding, driveshaft should be removed before you lower the subframe

just take a screwdriver and tap it with a hammer on the flange and get it off.
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:49 PM   #3
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Did you unbolt it?
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:26 PM   #4
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Default we finally got it

I was following simply's guide and it says remove the 6 A bolts which i assume meant allen bolts, but I coudlnt get the shaft to slide out that way for some reason so we removed the six torx bolts at the end of the tranny to get it off.

Engine is finally out of the car, cant say it has been much fun doing this for the first time but I guess learning is part of the learning curve.
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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Default car minus the engine

I know it will seem worth it once the k04's are in but I was perfectly happy on K03's. damn the turbo lady!! (might as well damn her three times and thank audi for the first two fixes)

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Old 12-23-2004, 07:39 PM   #6
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:43 PM   #7
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Default whats the advantage of pulling the whole subframe if you have the front open as suppose to

the normal engine pull from the front w/o the subframe?
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:49 PM   #8
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It is encouraging to see similar pictures. This is by far the biggest automotive undertaking by myself and my brother besides doing a downpipe swap and isntalling springs and struts. I knwo it will all go back together alright but it is still scary to see the whole front of the car laying on the ground.
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:50 PM   #9
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I dunno, you have a smaller piece of equipment laying around? basically the same . . .
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:51 PM   #10
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You have a relative with a 355, right?
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Old 12-23-2004, 07:52 PM   #11
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ICQ 1233340, yes
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:34 PM   #12
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Default are you documenting?

just curious b/c i'll be doing the same thing soon.
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Old 12-24-2004, 05:05 AM   #13
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Default Re: car minus the engine

How did I do? I pulled the engine the first two times.I heard that you were doing turbos again from C&G and got worried that I was going to have to do them again.
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Old 12-24-2004, 06:50 AM   #14
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Default not this time. when i change my turbos we are going to film it and hopefully edit it onto a dvd

with chapters and all. it didnt make sense to film this swap as it is the first one weve done.
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:17 AM   #15
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Default Re: car minus the engine

hah, well after getting the motor out I can bet you are probably happy to not have to do it again. what were they thinking when they designed this system. When it is all wrapped up and runnign well I'll bring the car down to sewickley for some rides.
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Old 12-24-2004, 08:00 AM   #16
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Default here's a pic of driveshaft bolts I bought from mcmastercarr

The six driveshaft bolts are allen head. I bought this bag of 25 bolts for $5. I stripped one of the old bolts and had to cut it with a dremel.
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Old 12-24-2004, 10:23 AM   #17
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Nice Keg!!! You been hitting that?
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Old 12-24-2004, 11:06 AM   #18
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Default question:

are those bolts the ones that hold on the cover over the grease packed bearing assembly?

we originally tried to get the driveshaft to come apart at that point per simpplys instructions, but the thing WOULD NOT BUDGE at all. we eventually had to unbolt the 6 torx bolts that cap the end of the tranny to get it apart.

which way is correct? i cant imagine that pulling apart that bearing is the right way to do it every time... it was rock solid in there and pretty messy. the tranny cover came off no problem. *shrug* it sucked either way though, messy.. =(
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Old 12-24-2004, 11:53 AM   #19
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we used the keg to support a jackstand to support the tranny
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Old 12-24-2004, 01:33 PM   #20
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Sure, sure...I totally understand...just trying to justify a "problem"...kidding of course.
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