BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmissions
- 9. Coupling
   9.2. Specifications
   9.3. Coupling check
   9.4. Main cylinder of coupling
   9.5. Coupling pedal
   9.6. The blocking coupling switch
   9.7. Working cylinder of coupling
   9.8. Removal of air from a coupling hydraulic actuator
   9.9. Coupling details
   9.10. Driveshaft
   9.11. Elastic coupling
   9.12. Average support
   9.13. Cardan hinges
   9.14. The forward aligning plug
   9.15. Driveshaft CV JOINT
   9.16. Half shafts
   9.17. CV JOINTS and covers
   9.18. Epiploons of a reducer of a back axis
   9.19. Reducer of a back axis
   9.20. Epiploon of the leading gear wheel of a reducer
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Running gear
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Useful tips


9.17. CV JOINTS and covers



The manufacturer in the spare part delivers cutting covers of CV JOINTS which are established without removal of a half shaft after cutting of an old cover. However it is recommended to remove a half shaft and to clear the hinge that will prolong the term of its service. In this case establish an integral cover.

The external CV JOINT changes with a half shaft, the internal hinge changes separately. It is recommended to replace, however, a half shaft assembled.

Check and replacement

1. Covers are checked by smoothing and twisting. Existence on a cover of traces of lubricant and anguishes is not allowed. Replace the hinge at detection in it a notable side play.
2. Remove a half shaft.
3. Remove collars of big and small covers of CV JOINTS.
4. Bring down a hinge cap.
5. Remove a big lock ring.
6. Carefully knock on a half shaft and remove the CV JOINT.
7. Remove covers of hinges.
8. Clear hinges of the remains of lubricant and check their state. If on the hinge there are noticeable signs of wear, then replace a half shaft.
9. Wrap up vents a tape.
10. Carefully to a napressuyta hinge.
11. Put lubricant, having filled hinge cavities.
12. Dress a cover and fix by a small collar, the collar drags on special adaptation.
13. Bend the terminations of a collar.
14. Fill a cover with lubricant and establish a cap. Dress a big collar and fix.
15. Establish a half shaft.