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C900 Drivetrain Replacement
Finishing Touches


Please forgive the lack of pictures for this step. Re-assembly is a reverse of Step 1, therefore we did not take pictures during re-assembly.


Part 11:

Add grease to the tri-pod bearing boot and attach it to the inner driver. Be extremely careful not to get any dirt or debris in the boot as you move it into position. Any grit inside will begin to grind up and wear down the driver and bearings. Tighten the boot well to prevent grease from leaking or dirt from entering.

In most CV boot kits, you will get a strange looking clip. There are actually special pliers you can buy at an autoparts store to compress these rings properly.


Part 12:

Reverse the steps taken to remove the spindle assembly from the a-arms.

  • Slide the lower ball joint into the lower a-arm and then push the end of the new cv-joint into the wheel bearing. Next slide the upper ball joint into the upper a-arm. If necessary, use a rubber mallet to tap the ball joints all the way into the a-arms. Put anti-seize on the ball joint bolts and tighten them back into place.


  • Attach the tie-rod end to the spindle and tap it tightly into place. Tighten the nut onto the tie-rod end.


  • Put the brake caliper back in place and tighten it down. You probably want to use a lacquer thinner or paint thinner to clean any grease from the brake rotor.


  • Screw on the center hub nut by hand.


  • Put the tire back on and tighten the lug bolts.


  • Lower the car and torque the center hub nut to about 250 ft/lbs.


  • Retrieve the shims used to hold the upper a-arms.



  • Grab a beer and spend the afternoon washing and waxing your Saab!




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