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Passat Sedan V6-3.6L (BLV) (2008)

Transmission and Drivetrain > Drive Axles, Bearings and Joints > Axle Shaft Assembly > Constant Velocity Joint > Component Information > Testing and Inspection > Front Suspension > Page 4089

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Swing ball hub and ball cage.

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Remove balls in sequence.

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Turn cage, until two rectangular windows - arrow - contact joint body.

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Lift out cage with hub.

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Swing segment of hub into rectangular window of cage.

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Fold hub out from cage.

6 balls for each joint belong to a tolerance group. Check stub axle, hub, cage and balls for small depressions (pitting build-up) and chafing. Excessive
circumferential backlash in joint makes itself noticed via tip-in shock, in such cases joint should be replaced. Flattening and running marks of balls are
no reason to replace joint.

Installing

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Press in half of the total grease amount (40 grams) into joint body. 

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Insert cage with hub into joint body.

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Press in opposing balls in sequence, during this, previous position of ball hub to ball cage and to joint body must be established again.

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Install new circlip into the hub.

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Distribute remaining grease in cover.

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