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Re: frozen to the ground

-- [ From: human * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --

>The drivers side CV joint exploded, literally a hundred pieces.


> what  is the best source of a new CV joint, and how hard are they to 
replace? - Greg

You can get used low mileage half-shafts (both CV's + axle) from places like
PAP or Shokan for less than the cost of one new CV joint.  have paid maybe
$125 a long time ago for such.  Had a wierd experience (negative customer
service) with Shokan *many* years ago with one packed poorly but that was so
long ago I don't think a flame is justified, so, no details. 

Replacement is not too tough as I recall.  You'll need the special tool (6
pointed star head socket?) to undo the bolts to the final drive, and I think
 you have to disconnect part of the front suspension but I'm not sure.  I
did with a mechanic friend supervising me and it wasn't hard and he only
gave me guidance, I did the work.  On a lift.  HTH.
Huw Powell

HUMAN Speakers
7 Kelsey Road
Lee NH 03824