We had problems with the right rear drive shaft on the number 79 MR2 at the vir 12 hour race . So yesterday I started tearing down the axle and found that the intermediate shaft bearing was on its way out. So a new one was ordered.
The inner cv was torn down first and I discovered that the inner race was severely damaged. The cage had just a little bit of wear. So the inner race and cage were replaced.
I next tackled the outer CV. As seen above the cage was cracked. This is a failure that would spon end a race prematurely.
On the left is a MR2 turbo outer splined drive unit and thr right one is from a 94 Camry. I used this eith a new cage and a good used inner race.
I need to find a supplier for the MR2 inner races. The Camry CV works, but the ones i have use a different spline count, so you end up reusing the worn inner race on the MR2 shaft.