MK4 Volkswagen CV Axle Replacement

Vehicle: Jetta Wagon
Time/Difficulty: Moderate Difficulty
Parts Needed:
  • New CV Axles and hardware
Tools Needed:
  • 10mm triple square
  • 8mm allen
  • 30mm 12 point socket
  • 17mm socket
  • 18mm socket
  • 18mm wrench
  • strut spreader tool
  • hammer
  • extensions
  • breaker bar
  • torque wrench
  • impact gun
By svalente315
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This video is a complete guide to replace your CV axles on any MKIV VW car. This will work for both Golf and Jetta! I used Raxles for my replacement, but this guide will work for any brand axle.

My method is a little different, rather than remove the ball joint, I separate the spindle from the strut. In my opinion this method is a lot easier, and doesn't require an alignment when you're finished! This can seem like a daunting task, but you'll see it can be quite simple by following my video. It doesn't even require a ton of advanced tools, so you'll definitely save money by going the DIY route.

As always, I'm not responsible for any damage caused when replacing the axles. Please let me know if you have any questions, I do my best to answer every comment! Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed this video!


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