Toyota Corolla

1992-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Toyota Corolla
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating
+ 5. Fuel, exhaust systems
+ 6. System of decrease in toxicity
+ 7. Transmissions
- 8. Coupling and half shafts
   8.1. Specifications
   + 8.2. Coupling
   - 8.3. Half shaft
      8.3.1. Replacement of covers of a half shaft and check CV JOINT
+ 9. Brake system
+ 10. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment

8.3.1. Replacement of covers of a half shaft and check CV JOINT



If you need to touch the hinge (usually because of a rupture of a cover), learn the prices and availability of spare details before work. Perhaps, it will be more reasonably simple to replace a half shaft.


1. Remove a half shaft (see subsection 8.3).
2. Clamp a half shaft in a vice, having put laying between sponges of a vice not to damage it. Check, whether is not present at the hinge of an excessive free wheeling in the radial direction that would testify to wear of elements of the hinge. If the cover of the hinge is torn, disassemble the hinge, clear all its elements and examine on existence of the damages which appeared because of work for lack of greasing or because of hit of foreign subjects or dirt.
3. By means of a small screw-driver raise uvulas on collars of a cover and remove them.
4. By means of a screw-driver accurately pick up edge of an external cover and remove it from the hinge. If the cover old or is worn-out, it can be cut. Remove an internal cover from a hinge casing, and then remove a casing from a tripod. Note the mutual provision of a tripod and casing then to establish them in initial situation.
5. Note the provision of installation of a tripod in relation to a half shaft in order that tripod it was possible to establish correctly after removal.
6. Remove a cutting lock ring by means of special flat-nose pliers.
7. By means of a hammer and copper a small beard remove tripod from a half shaft.
8. If you did not cut off them, remove both covers. During the work on the right half shaft, it is necessary to cut off a collar of a damper of dynamic vibration and to shift a damper aside, previously having noted the provision of its installation.


Carefully clear all elements, including the external CV JOINT, by means of solvent so that to remove all old greasing from hinge elements. Examine a surface of bearings of a tripod of the internal hinge and an internal surface of its casing on existence of cracks, corrosion, scratches or other signs of wear. It is very difficult to check a condition of a surface of internal and external paths of swing of the external hinge, but it is possible to check a condition of balls. If they as it should be it is, so obvious, surfaces of paths of swing too. If the internal CV JOINT is worn-out, it is possible to get the new internal CV JOINT and to install it on an old half shaft; if the external CV JOINT is worn-out, it is necessary to replace also it and a half shaft (they are on sale only assembled).


1. Wind vents on the end of a half shaft with the isolating tape for protection of covers (a photo at the left). Put on collars and covers a half shaft, then establish on a half shaft tripod to that by the party on which vents do not reach edge of a tripod (a photo on the right).


During the work on the right half shaft do not forget to establish a damper of dynamic vibration and a new collar before installation of an internal cover.

2. Apply greasing on tripod and on an internal surface of a casing (a photo at the left). Insert tripod into a casing and fill the remained space round a tripod with greasing (a photo on the right).
3. Establish a cover into place, having checked that both edges of a cover got to the flutes. Adjust half shaft length to the value specified in subsection 8.1.
4. Level pressure under a cover having inserted a small screw-driver between a cover and an external path of swing.
5. For installation of new collars bend the end of a collar (a photo at the left), and then bend uvulas over a strip for its fixing (a photo on the right).