View Full Version : INTER-CHANGEABLE CV's for 323f gt 1.8 &1.6

27-04-2004, 05:16 AM
Hi...i own a 93 323f gt thats now needing outer cv's....does anyone know if i could use the ones from the 323f 1.6 model as i,ve owned both and they look the same...i know that it may be possible as,for example some earlier VW s shared the same shafts and cv's from their 1.0>1.3 polo range?? :?

28-04-2004, 04:41 AM
I think that it is 90% certain that there exactly the same.

Im not an expert mechanic though, but most parts are the same spec.

someone will let you know soon! :lol:

28-04-2004, 07:40 AM
hi guys,
like joe i`m not 100% sure but i would think any mazda 323 with the bg chassis would have the same cv joints.
here`s a great link which might give some clues,

28-04-2004, 08:39 PM
Thanks guys...I had priced them and they were coming in at nearly 70and (thats not even a Mazda part!)so i figured that if a low milage 323 1.6 came up at a breakers,then i might save a bit of cash,as u don't see to many gt's in a breakers.
There is a real possibility that even getting low milage ones doesn't mean they won't be on their last legs though .. because as u know most front wheel drive cars suffer premature ware,although the 323 seems a bit worse on that front.

cheers for the site info Geetee.

29-04-2004, 07:14 PM
Here is australia....the 1.6L sohc and the 1.8L sohc cv shafts are the same. The 1.8L DOHC shafts have bigger splines that fit into the gearbox.

So, if you have a DOHC engine, you cannot use SOHC shafts because the splines in the gearbox will not mesh and grab with that of the shaft.

The other thing too, is the SOHC shaft setup doesn't have an intermediate shaft on the drivers side. It is one big shaft with a balancer.

30-04-2004, 02:51 AM
yip, rob is correct that the shafts are not the same but i do think the outer joints are the same. why not phone mazda or even a parts supplier and find out if the part numbers are the same. its not worth the risk taking it all apart only to find you`ve got a useless joint! :roll:
in fact when i think about it i don`t think you can take the joint off the shaft on these cars. maybe someone can confirm this... :?

30-04-2004, 03:00 AM
Yep I might just do that,ahh the things wee do to save money!!he he
cheers lads.