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CV Axle Replacement Question

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by TheHungriGerman » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:35 am

My TB is in need of new cv axles the boots came off due to the lift. But I was wondering since its already there if I should re grease the axle disconnect and replace the needle bearings and washers even though for now they seem fine.
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by Rickalicka18 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:03 pm

I bought these and the boots are holding up great with my 3" lift and 87 springs. Says only for awd, but I spoke to the seller and he confirmed that it works for both awd and 4wd.

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by TheHungriGerman » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:11 pm

I was looking at cardone cv axles as well
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by Rickalicka18 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:35 pm

Also a good option. which ever you prefer
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by v7guy » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:25 am

I would go ahead and grease the disconnect, never a bad idea.
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by TheHungriGerman » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:07 am

Yea I think I'm gonna grease to disconnect and replace the needle bearings and the thrust washers while I'm at it.
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by TheHungriGerman » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:24 am

Did you guys replace the seals when you changed your cv axles ?
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by mason10198 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:16 pm

I do seals just about every time I have a shaft out, because they're cheap and easy and I get sick of pulling those shafts.
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by anthonyl79 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:12 pm

I had the issue. Purchased some regular worm drive clams and got them tight. Haven't had a boot popping issue since.

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by KingBird » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:23 pm

anthonyl79 wrote:I had the issue. Purchased some regular worm drive clams and got them tight. Haven't had a boot popping issue since.

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I also do this with mine.
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by v7guy » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:50 am

It's the standard approach with properly flexy boots.
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by TheHungriGerman » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:52 pm

So I'm a little late to respond but. I found a cardone drive shaft on Amazon for $35 with prime shipping. They said it was used the only thing that was used on it was the box was torn. I also re greased the disconnect replaced all the seals replaced the thrust bearings and washers on the disconnect also I had to put in a new hub, which I already had for. The ABS sensors.And used a hose clamp on the boot.
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