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Re: '87.5 CGT CV joints
you BETTER rebuild them yourself or your technician, that is the only way to
be sure that you are getting a good CV joint..........
From: Fluhr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: BRNTVILET@aol.com <BRNTVILET@aol.com>; email@example.com
Date: Monday, March 16, 1998 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: '87.5 CGT CV joints
>>I noticed a clicking coming from the front of my '87.5 Gt Coupe when I
>>Fearing the worst, I examined the cv joints and found a wonderful gash in
>>driver's side outside boot.
>>My mechanic looks at it and tell me to replace A.S.A.P.! That not only is
>>outer one shot, but the inner cv is going too. He tells me that it would
>>easier and cheaper to get an entirely new driveshaft. I figure it is
>>save a lot of time too.
>>So my question is:
>>I can get a remanufactured driveshaft for only $80 plus $45 core charge at
>>Auto Zone. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. Is this going to be a
>>quality product? Or should I go somewhere else? I have looked around and
>>CANNOT beat this price.
>The two outer CV joints were shot on the '87.5 CGT that my brother
>purchased in December of '96. He could not find replacement joints,
>because apparently his joint was a special version for the 2.3L Coupe.
>He eventually had Fred's Axlenet rebuild both of HIS axles, since they
>did not have any in stock. AFAIK, the "rebuild" involved machining the
>CV joint for larger balls, then installing the larger balls along with
>the requisite cage.
>One year later, one of the "rebuilt" outer joints is again dying. Since
>Fred's Axlenet warranties the axles, he can get them replaced for free,
>but it still means a lot of extra work and the car is down for a week. :(
>So, my take is to be aware of the risks when going with a rebuilt axle.
>Make sure the axles are warrantied, and consider whether or not you will
>get charged for the labor if they need to be replaced again. If, in
>general, you hear good stories about rebuilt axles, then the savings is
>worth the risk.
>'85 Coupe GT
>Eric J. Fluhr Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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