1999-2009 [Subscribe to Daily Digest]
|[Main 95 Bulletin Board | BBFAQ |
Prev by Date | Next by Date | Post Followup ]
Member Login / Signup - Members see fewer ads. - Latest Member Gallery Photos
Re: CV joint/boot/axle - reboot if possible ! 2 Saabers Like This Post!
Posted by Mark in Marine [Email] (#1837) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Mark in Marine) on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:47:34
In Reply to: CV joint/boot/axle, bobc [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:33:45 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
About 18 months back I gave away "Silver Sal", our 1999 9-5 SE 2.3t, and before I did, I replaced the intermediate axle bearing. With one axle out, I decided to pull the driver's side too, and see how they were doing. At 231K there was virtually no slop in the OE SAAB CV axle joints. I cleaned them thoroughly, and rebooted them with new grease - almost good as new! Don't run your axles very long with torn boots, or re-booting may not be possible.
I would avoid the new axles, since I see too many negative comments on them - many not even well balanced when installed, and wearing out quickly (this board, another SAAB board, and a BMW owner forum for my 325xi). Some cutomers might have good luck, but I think the almost absurdly low pricing matches the likely levels of quality / quality control.
Just my personal observations & opinions.
Mark in Marine
No Site Registration is Required to Post - Site Membership is optional (Member Features List), but helps to keep the site online
for all Saabers. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member.