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Old 12-30-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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where should i buy a cv shaft

hello all,
ive had this cyclical rubbing coming from my front passenger wheel
thought it was brakes rubbing on my hoffibly warped rotors, so i machined the rotors and put new pads on
yes so it got worse...

i believe it to be the cv shaft because it makes the most noise when there's a load on the shaft, i.e. when i let off the gas in any gear, the noise dies down some, braking makes more noise than coasting, turning, and so on.

So to that extent, where should i buy my cv shaft assembly? i was quoted $120 for parts and $140 for labor at my mechanic, id love to do it myself with cheaper parts. Is that feasible?
links are welcomed!


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Old 12-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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$120 sounds about average for axles. You might be able to find cheaper but shipping is going to cost you the difference.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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i got mine from rockauto.. for a little more than 140 with shipping.. going to be replacing mine this weekend, hopefully.
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I bought a new EMPI brand one for about $80 from autopartswarehouse.com, 10Kish miles on it and no problems. It's probably from China or Malaysia but upon inspection it looked like a decent part.

I remember looking at Rockauto, and I think most of their parts were reman. I've got no problem with reman parts but I think they required the core exchange up front which meant the car would sit for awhile as parts were shipped back and forth, and I needed to get it done in one fell swoop.

Anyway, no complaints with the EMPI brand yet and it looks to be cheaper than the alternatives suggested.

More than when I bought it, but here's a link: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/se...)&No=10&Npp=10
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Cores are sent in after the fact... so you would still have now down time.
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Mine are brand new... No core
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Are you sure it is the drive shaft? It could be the passenger side drive shaft carrier or wheel bearings. They do make more of a howl though.
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I think mine is toast I have a CLUNK on accel or decel. Changed brakes, needed done anyway, didnt help. Ill order one of the EMPI ones soon I guess.
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If it clunks when on hard lock turning to the right or left and accelerating, it is most likely the driveshaft. That is if it is not loose wheel nuts..
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