Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: West Sussex United Kingdom
It comes apart very easily, but the only benefit of lubricating the splines is if you need to remove the drive shaft at a later date.
The splines do not move, any movement in the drive shaft is compensated for by slight horizontal movement from the gearbox.
You need to ease the joint apart with a large screw driver. Never ever just pull the rear hub backwards as you can dislodge the seal that keeps the hub oil in.
It is not possible to lubricate the UJ.
Unless you do a huge mileage through the winter and it gets very mucky it is one of those things that is best left alone.
However removing the rear wheel is an excellent time to lubricate the 3 bearings on the suspension linkage.
When it swings free you can check that the 4th bearing is OK - which it will be !
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