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    i have to take the engine/gearbox out for all sorts of reasons 1 is to put a new clutch in, now i don't know how to get those dr.shafts out, do i take the wheel hubs of take balljoints out and just pull them out,thats what i did with an old saab long time ago ,wish i could find a workshop manual,have to do that sunday morning,hope for advice greetings cor. short for conelius

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    May help if say what sort of car it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno17
    May help if say what sort of car it is.
    o.sh..it a r5 i984i.4 ts .if orgot cor

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    Haynes have a French manual for the 5, used to have an English one as we have one in Sydney. Maybe you can find one online or in a car bookshop in Melbourne if you dont get information here. As I'm not with the book, I cant offer any help with it. If you mean this Sunday, then ordering online from Haynes or elsewhere might be a problem tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boon
    i have to take the engine/gearbox out for all sorts of reasons 1 is to put a new clutch in, now i don't know how to get those dr.shafts out, do i take the wheel hubs of take balljoints out and just pull them out,thats what i did with an old saab long time ago ,wish i could find a workshop manual,have to do that sunday morning,hope for advice greetings cor. short for conelius
    Cor, Renault in the recent past retained the drive shafts at the gearbox end with rollpins. These need to be knocked out with a perfect fitting pin punch, not that old nail you've just picked up!! The shaft can then be pulled out of the gearbox.
    When the rollpins are out you will see that the larger pin has a smaller one inside as an expander? Nothing special about them, replacements should be available. You were going to renew them, weren't you ?

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    My driveshaft rollpin removal tool is a slightly ground down old R12 pushrod :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest
    Cor, Renault in the recent past retained the drive shafts at the gearbox end with rollpins. These need to be knocked out with a perfect fitting pin punch, not that old nail you've just picked up!! The shaft can then be pulled out of the gearbox.
    When the rollpins are out you will see that the larger pin has a smaller one inside as an expander? Nothing special about them, replacements should be available. You were going to renew them, weren't you ?
    i remember years ago i had a r4 and that was so with those things, but this r5 ,there is nothing there,just a rubber.that covers the uni , jointwith a steel ring to keep it there thanks for your repley,cor

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    Quote Originally Posted by boon
    i remember years ago i had a r4 and that was so with those things, but this r5 ,there is nothing there,just a rubber.that covers the uni , jointwith a steel ring to keep it there thanks for your repley,cor
    stil wonder if i have to take every thing ofi ncl.wheelhub etc .cor

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    The 5 is different to the early 4 in that it has the later design 354 gearbox. This doesn't have the roll pins, the driveshafts just fit into the sides of the gearbox. Instead of the driveshaft having a female spline like the R4/12/15/16/ etc it has a male end that sits in the gearbox with no pins.

    Otherwise it should be like pulling the engine/transmission in a 4. Pop the top balljoint, release the tierod end and carefully pull out the driveshaft from the gearbox supporting where the joint fits into the gearbox so the inner driveshaft joint doesn't split.
    Last edited by Simon; 20th March 2005 at 09:59 PM.

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    Cor, do yourself a favour, buy a manual. On the 5 this is yet another bitch of a job.
    You need to be prepared for all the following.
    Take out the steering rack. (DONT LOSE THE SHIM PACKERS, TAKE NOTE HOW THEY ARE PUT IN AS THEY AFFECT THE STEERING GEOMETRY AND YOU CAN GET massive BUMP STEER IF YOU DON'T PUT THEM BACK RIGHT)
    Crack the top ball joints on the suspension
    Take off the steering joints from the suspension uprights (you will have done this before you can do the rack job)
    You may have to remove the driveshafts from the suspension upright, BIG nut in centre, much easier to undo thiss while the car is on the ground on its wheels.
    Radiator etc has to come out,
    Front panel and grille out
    Gear linkage off the box
    Usually roll pins in the shafts but SOME versions spline inside the box, some outside!
    THIS IS the time to do that starter job, it is much easier with no gearbox in the road!
    (I am still trying to find a cheap way to send it to you!)

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