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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.
7 Kelsey Road
Lee NH 03824