Is oil seal required when changing driveshaft on 205 diesel?

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by Philip Koritsas, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. Hi -

    I have a 205 diesel (manual). I plan to change the right hand drive shaft
    because it currently sounds like the outer CV joint is going to fall to
    pieces every time I turn a corner (clunk plink chung - people looking and
    staring etc.).

    I'm trying to get my hands on a haynes manual, but have looked at the
    instructions in a citroen BX one and thought that the procedure might be the
    same. Will I need to replace the oil seal in the differential housing?

    I would like to fit the knackered driveshaft back in the donor car
    temporarily so I can move it on and off my drive way from time to time. Will
    I get away with _not_ replacing the oil seal on that one?

    Philip Koritsas, Feb 7, 2004
  2. I have got hold of a haynes manual and discovered that the procedure for
    removing a pug 205 drive shaft is quite different from that of a citroen BX.
    Anyway, I bought the oil seals for the main car which is an '88 model in
    readiness for the fitting of driveshafts from my donor car. There is a
    different oil seal for each side - one bigger than the other. However,
    before I started removing the driveshafts it suddenly dawned on my that my
    donor car is a pre-88 model, so it's oil seals will be the same for both

    Does this mean that I can only usedrive shafts on my '88 model 205 that are
    sourced from an '88 (or later) donor car? Or are the driveshafts the same
    and only the oil seals different?

    Philip Koritsas, Feb 7, 2004
  3. Philip Koritsas

    Nigel Guest

    The oil seals are different sizes on any model diesel. They all use
    BE1/BE3 gearboxes and the seals are the same for both those. Large one
    to the N/S and small on on the O/S
    As long as you are careful in replacing the shaft into the gearbox, I
    wouldn't bother replacing the seals on the donor car. Definitely do it
    on yours though.
    Nigel, Feb 7, 2004
  4. Thanks Nigel,

    I'm trying to decipher between the peugeot diesel engine hayndes manual, and
    the 205 petrol manual which is the correct way to remove the driveshafts
    from a 205 diesel. Can't quite make out whether I should compress the spring
    and remove the bottom strut bolt, or whether I just need to disconnect the
    ball joint.

    Which is the best method?

    Philip Koritsas, Feb 10, 2004
  5. Philip Koritsas

    Andrew Kirby Guest

    Thanks Nigel,
    I found that undoing the ball-joint give enough freedom to extract the
    driveshaft, on either side. It's pretty straigtforward, although I suppose
    it's easier if there are two people.
    Andrew Kirby, Feb 10, 2004
  6. Hi,

    Yes- removing balljoint did the trick. I had already compressed the spring
    using my home made wire spring compressor and removed the bottom strut
    mounting. Now I'm stuck trying to free the right-hand drive shaft from the
    diff. There is an intermediate bearing which I guess needs to be loosened
    some how but I can't work it out. Neither of my haynes manuals seem to make
    any sense i nthis matter.
    All I can see to loosen on the support are 2 nuts on the side of the
    support. But loosening them doesn't seem to do much and if I remove the nuts
    completely I don't think I can get access to the head of the lower bolt
    anyway because it is blocked by part of the support.

    I'm sure there is a simple answer to this but I've been messing around under
    there for the last couple of hours and can't working it out.

    Philip Koritsas, Feb 10, 2004
  7. Philip Koritsas

    Andrew Kirby Guest

    You have to loosen the two nuts, and then you have to rotate the funny
    shaped bolts by 90 degrees (they have sticky-out bits which hold it in
    place). Then you should be able to withdraw the shaft easily.

    Good luck.
    Andrew Kirby, Feb 10, 2004
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