CV boot fix on 5kcstq

barry at barry at
Thu Jul 21 14:34:36 EDT 2005

Good advice.  It looks like the correct axle-- got mine from Napa.  The parts 
I've gotton from them have all been good, even if the people working at the 
particular store local to me don't exactly put the "F" in "FLAPS".

I've been happy with the reman starter I got from them six months ago.

I've never been particularly impressed with Pep Boys or the parts I've gotton 
from them, though.  If given a choice, I'll take Napa or Otter-zone over them, 
of course YMMV.


Quoting Keith Lawyer <LawyerKG at>:

> If you get the cheap rebuilds from Autozone, Pep Boys etc you want to make
> sure you get the right part.  GF's father bought a new axle for his 4k a few
> years back from Autozone.  Cursed and screamed when it wouldn't go in, fought
> with it forever..........finally took it back out and found it was just a
> little too long.  The rebuilders just throw whatever they want into whatever
> box is closest to them at the moment.
> And I suppose I'm part of the problem 'cause I frequently turn in cores that
> are not what I purchased, altho I've never done it on half-shafts.  Usually
> calipers, alternators and such for my domestic vehicles.
> Keith L
> >>> "Arthur Marks" <aamarks at> 7/21/2005 11:56:07 AM >>>
> I bought a cheap CV from Pep Boys for an Acura a few years ago and the joint
> failed after a few drives -- I think it pulled apart. Amazingly the boot kept
> the thing in one piece. It was all wound up. They gave me another and I
> didn't have any other problems with the pair.
> --Art
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