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02-07-05, 09:10 AM   #1  
need a good repair manual-website?

gotta replace the left 1/2 shaft on my 1990 Prism.
cant stand the clunking any more.
need some instructions.
any help?

Thanks!

I probably should ask this as well:
Any seals/gaskets/components, etc. that I should mind as well replace while doing this ugly job.
CV shaft will be first time job for me. any help from the experienced would be a big plus.
thanks


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02-07-05, 10:20 AM   #2  
Do them both.

Getting the shaft to pull lose from the tranny can sometimes be a struggle. Recently did my wife's '95 Camry (your Prizm is basically a Corolla) and the hardest part was getting the left shaft out of the tranny. Make sure the vehicle is well supported.

On-line help:

www.autozone.com has free on-line repair info

For garage-quality manual: www.alldata.com This has a charge for an annual subscription.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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02-07-05, 05:46 PM   #3  
Your local library may have a subscription to an on-line repair manual source such as mitchels on demand, all data, etc.. I go to the library and the only charge is for copies if I need them.

 
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02-07-05, 07:28 PM   #4  
Big pry bar
Heavy dead blow hammer
And I'd swear there was a giant socket needed, but I can't be sure it's for this car, I think so
Really big, like you won't find it at Wal*Mart big (well, maybe at the really big Wal*Marts ha ha)
Siphon tubes for emptying and filling the tranny

Do both sides

 
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02-08-05, 08:02 AM   #5  
big socket it is.- job stopped there.
Murrays loaner tools- thank you!

I was told there is an inner oil seal- gonna replace that while I am at it.

Autozone website did not have repair instructions for Geo Prizm (my luck)

Was told the shaft should pull out of the tranny and the outter hub with no problem - for that car at least.
I sure hope so. will find out this evening.
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02-08-05, 04:19 PM   #6  
Try looking up Toyota Corolla, same year.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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02-09-05, 05:46 AM   #7  
what a struggle

the_tow_guy,
heck with the manuals- dont need no sticken manuals! just a big hammer and a long handle torque wrench with 30mm socket.
did the right side on the Prizm(longer shaft) and sure enough, like the_tow_guy mentioned, was a struggle prying it away from the tranny- what finnaly worked was hammering it with a wood block- was lucky enough to have enough room to place the wod against it and hammer away.

still have the left side to go.

 
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02-09-05, 03:26 PM   #8  
Yeah, figured the Camry and Corolla (Prizm) probably had a similar design. When I did the left side on the Camry I wedged a block of wood in just the right spot to act as a pry point and finagled a crowbar into position. The right side slid right out after poppoing loose the retainer ring on the center bearing (which yours might not have, in which case it would have an internal retaining ring like the other side).


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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