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maldony
02-27-2013, 06:43 PM
Hey guys just a quick question, my cv joint tore tonight on my way home, right after I picked up an axle lol so I'm good and everything but my car was on a major highway and not going anywhere so I put it in neutral and handled it like a champ pushing it up hill by myself almost a half mile to my house. I heard the axle clicking on my way and I'm just curious to see if that clicking might have damaged anything else other than the destroyed boot and axle?

ray4624
02-27-2013, 06:45 PM
the clicking was the axle so if youre replacing it you are fine.
beware that some of the cheap axles dont hold up too well
mine seem to be doing ok but others have had them only last a few miles.

maldony
02-27-2013, 06:49 PM
I picked up oem rebuilt so it shouldn't be bad, the same as raxles and other company's that do the same, I just want to make sure I didn't further the damage by pushing it

Artiemas
02-27-2013, 06:53 PM
Nope. Should be perfectly fine.

ray4624
02-27-2013, 06:55 PM
how much did the oem rebuilt one cost?

maldony
02-27-2013, 07:04 PM
You don't want to know because I got a steal through a buddy lol I got my receipt right here, sells for 198 I paid 60

ray4624
02-27-2013, 07:30 PM
still get those deals? lol you can even make some on top [:D]

maldony
02-28-2013, 07:43 AM
I'm not sure since it was like a friend of a friend of a friend doig a favor lol but ill let you know

Mr.Audi
03-03-2013, 05:35 PM
ill take 2 axles if i can get the home boy hook up too please!

shinamura
03-04-2013, 07:00 AM
i was just about to search when i ran into this. whenever i turn right, i hear a noticeable clicking sound. i already had the left cv boot/axle replaced 2 years ago at midas (forgot how much they charged for part and labor). is this clicking due to the right axle going out or control arm?

Artiemas
03-04-2013, 10:55 AM
The CV Joint. Control arms wont click - your CV will.

See if you can score an OEM axle at a junkyard. Don't buy second-hand, knock off axles. They will fail on your 99% of the time.
Or a Raxle.

Those are the two options you have.

shinamura
03-04-2013, 11:59 AM
i have good sources for axles. is this a diy for a guy that is decent with tools? or should i bring it to a shop? midas rips you off on labor. my normal garage charges $68 per hr

nynoah
03-04-2013, 12:12 PM
You can do it yourself. Its not too hard. You need the right tools. You need to make sure you have to correct socket for the center bolt and you need a 12point hex for the inner CV bolts.

Part MNXZ8S - 8 mm 12 Point Driver
http://www.metalnerd.com/cat05.htm

maldony
03-04-2013, 04:55 PM
I'm new here and that DIY helped a lot, I had a buddy to the work for the most part but I had all the tools in my hand ready to do it before he would reach. The only thing that took me a little bit was playing with the control arms but with the right tools it's only a 45 minute job for a first timer

oddy1113
03-04-2013, 11:26 PM
The axle transmits torque from the engine and transmission to drive the vehicle's wheels.


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