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Re: Swapping sides...
Steve Jensen wrote:
> Hey all:
> Was pulling the the front right (as you are sitting in it) CV axle from the
> parts car and discovered the outer CV boot is cracking at full extension,
> so I can't use that one on my 5KCSTQ. Nuts. The front right outer CV on
> the good car is toast, and I was going to use the parts car RF axle as a
> However...the opposite side (left front) on the parts car is okay and
> appears to have a new outer boot.
> The dumb question is: can I swap sides on the front axles? Mr. Bentley
> says the length is the same for man. trans. cars, but do the CV's acquire a
> wear pattern or anything of the sort that will cause them to self destruct?
> I know, probably the idiotic question of the day but I want to be sure.
> -Steve Jensen
> 87 5KCSTQ
> 88 5KCSTQ parts car
Actually the CV joint should last longer swapping sides. The wear of
parts internally will be now on the opposite side which had negligible
wear from before.