CV joints are ball bearings with specialized races that allow your Vanagon to roll while letting the suspension move up and down. They are located at either end of the axels or half shafts. One attaches to the transmission while the other attaches to the inside of the wheel. If you are not sure when the CV joints were greased last, it’s at least a good idea to check their status. Messy and time consuming!!!
- Information on suspension front/rear can be found starting on page 40.19 of the Bentley.
- Here are some additional instructions and even further instructions.
- And, just in case you need more, here are lengthy instructions.
- If you need new CV joints, here is the GoWesty CV Boot and Joint Kit. It’s also not a bad idea to get new Axel Bolts.
- Inspected CV Boots for tears regularly and replace if torn. GoWesty CV boot replacement.
- As a side note automatic and manual transmissions have different drive axels so if you have to purchase new complete drive axels make sure you are aware of what you are buying. See here for full axels.