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replace cv

Postby mfulaytar » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:46 am

well I went and played in the mud a little today, but little did I know that my cv boot was busted open. so now my driver side cv is making an awful racket. I assume that means I need to replace the cv axle. what do you guys think? I am somewhat mechanically inclined, do you think I can do this myself or should I just pay. pep boys quoted me $450. im a freshman in college and that is gonna hurt pretty bad.... if anyone is in auburn Alabama and would like to help, please feel free.

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Re: replace cv

Postby HenryJ » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:33 pm

It is not too bad, however it has been long enough that the axle shaft may be a real fight to get out of the wheel bearing. A puller and some cuss'n may be involved. Get ready for ball joints and wheel bearings as those may need to be replaced too if you find them bad.

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Re: replace cv

Postby ApproachMedium » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:58 pm

Get an impact gun, it will make your life easy. Mine after 200k would not come out of the truck without it. Also do yourself a HUGE favor go to napa and buy the "brand new" units and not a remanufactured one. I had two remans go on my drivers side under a year of being installed. Passenger side had a brand new one and thats been good for maybe 50k+
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Re: replace cv

Postby Hartleybl » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:24 am

I'm in Foley Alabama... A few hours from auburn tho.... I could help on a Sunday or a Tuesday... Those are my days off
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