Date: 31 Jan 2007 12:55:30 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: CV shaft or joint replacement

On 30 Jan 2007 21:38:05 -0800, asg2307 <dadofpscagnospamcom> wrote: > I know the cv joint is bad. I am living in Seattle. Wanting to know > that being I am mechanically inclined on cars, should I replace the > joint or shaft. I have read here that buying and replacing the whole > shaft seems cheaper. I don't understand the 2006 post discussing the > remove/replace. That might have been mine? The initial problem was the NAPA had the wrong part reference for it, so they gave me a full shaft but with the wrong tripod on it. Eventually I returned that, took my original into the local "A1 driveshaft and universal joint rebuilders", and for a surprisingly low amount and an hour and a half of time, it came back reground, new bearings, new grease, sandblasted, recoated, and looking like new. If you have a shop in your area (and Seattle is certainly big enough to have them) I'd call around and see what they say. > It would appear a $70 driveshaft would not have a > tripod bearing. What additional hardware do I need to purchase? The rebuilt one I got came with a tube of grease and a new hub nut, so it was all-inclusive. You'll need that socket (37mm maybe? Measure it before you start all this, trust me on that!), other than that, basic hand tools. You will get VERY greasy doing this job. > Right now I am just making it road worthy. Any help would be great. Yup. Because when a CV actually _fails_, you go nowhere at all.

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