Replace the drive shaft on Peugeot 205 GTI
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Step 1 : Remove the central transmission nut.
Remove wheels and secure the vehicle with Axle stands,
Remove the central transmission nut by pressing the brake pedal same time.
A lever arm could be necessary to untight it.
Step 2 : Drain oil gear.
You need to drain the oil gear before to change the transmission shaft. Take off the drain plug and then put it on when the gear is empty.
Step 3 : Remove the swingarm 1/1
Let’s start with the offside gimbal.
With a ratchet and 17 socket, untight the stabilizing bar.
Take off the swing arm from the steering knuckle with a 17 and 16 sockets.
Then detach the swingarm from the cradle using a wrench and a ratchet.
You can now remove the swingarm.
Step 4 : Remove the steering.
Take off the steering nuts with a 17 mm socket. Hit the underside with a hammer
Step 5 : Remove the left transmission shaft.
Then remove the gimbal by hiting the head of the gimbal and pull the disct to remove the gimbal.
You can now remove the gimbal of the gearbox
Step 6 : Dépose du cardan droit.
Near Side Drive Shaft
The steps are similar.
Remove the central transmission nut and push the brake pedal in the same time on the brake pedal.
Take of the steering with a 17 socket
Step 7 : Remove the near side swingarm 2/2
Separate the Swinging arm from the steering knuckle with a 17 and 16 millimeter wrench and ratchet.
Remove the stabilizer bar bolt with a 16 millimeter socket
Then detach the swingarm from the cradle.
You can now remove the swingarm
Step 8 : Near Side shaft
The gimbal being really tight we need to remove the engine mount
Step 9 : Remove the engine mount. 1/2
You can remove the 4 fixing screws from the motor support using an extension and a 16 mm socket. It will be useful to have a flat key in restricted areas.
Step 10 : Remove the engine mount 2/2.
You can use a screwdriver to remove the engine mount.
Using a hammer dislodged the engine mount and the gimbal of the gearbox.
Step 11 : Separate the shaft from the engine mount.
Untight the small screws to remove the gimbal.
Step 12 : Replace oil seals.
Ya should replace the oil seals when you replacing the gimbbal. To do this, use a screwdriver. Once removed install the new oils seals by hitting them lightly with a socket. Please note this step is delicate. These guarantee of no leaks.
Step 13 : Check compatibility.
You can also remove the silent-bloc on the engine mount.
Step 14 : Install the engine mount.
Once the block silents have been replaced, fix the motor supports following the reverse protocol.
Step 15 : Install the transmission shaft.
Grease the engine mount to facilitate the passage the gimbal in the gearbox hole.
Then put the engine mount screws who block the drive shaft and tight it
Step 16 : Install the swingarm.
install the new swingarm on the cradle and stabilizer bar, then tighten the respective nuts.
It may be necessary to untight the stabilizer bar to insert the ball joint into the knuckle.
Then tighten the fixing screw.
Step 17 : Install the steering.
Install the steering ball joint on the knuckle then tighten it with a 17mm socket.
Step 18 : Tight the central nut.
Tight the transmission nut to 265 nanometers with a torque wrench.
Make sure to block the nut to secure it with a cotter pin.
Step 19 : Install the off Side shaft
You can install the gimbal.
Position the swinging arm, then tighten it as on the other side.Then tighten the steering part.
Don’t forget to tight the stabilizer bar.
Tight the transmission nut to 265nm with a torque wrench
Step 20 : Fill the gearbox.
The replacement of the parts is finished.
You must fill your gearbox.
Remove the gearbox filling nut located above the box then fill with the oil recommended by the manufacturer. This is 75W80.
(Generally 2 Liter are necessary).
Screw the cap back on, then check for any leaks, particularly at the spi seals.