What about the Rzeppa?

What about the Rzeppa?

One of the three types of constant velocity joints used in the jeep during WW2 is the Rzeppa. Rzeppa is pronounced “sheppa”.

Continue below for the WW2 jeep Rzeppa joint…
typical ball joint parts

A typical joint in disassembled form. Showing most of the pieces.

axle shafts assembly

You should be able to pull the axle shafts straight out of the knuckle after removing the spindle.

retainer detail

A question was asked about instructions in TM 9-1803B…Above is a detail shot of what I believe was being referred to… (If you don’t have the manual you can find a copy at Amazon by following the link above.)

“TM 9-1803B talked about a retainer and some screws? Do I pull the axle shaft and then remove this retainer and screws to remove the joint?”

Remove the three flat head screws then you can take the cv joint apart by following the instructions in the TM..

axle parts

An illustration showing the various parts. Note the three screws. These are in a washer like object, called a retainer, that mates the two shafts together.

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