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smallblockfever 12-30-2012 01:08 PM

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!

Magus2727 12-30-2012 05:26 PM

$120 sounds about average for axles. You might be able to find cheaper but shipping is going to cost you the difference.

pasta 01-02-2013 03:35 PM


SvviftSVT 01-02-2013 04:04 PM

i got mine from rockauto.. for a little more than 140 with shipping.. going to be replacing mine this weekend, hopefully.

6SPD_soul 01-02-2013 08:10 PM

I bought a new EMPI brand one for about $80 from, 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:

Magus2727 01-02-2013 08:38 PM

Cores are sent in after the fact... so you would still have now down time.

SvviftSVT 01-02-2013 09:40 PM

Mine are brand new... No core

bd8134 02-05-2013 03:15 PM

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.

vroom4 02-05-2013 04:37 PM

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.

bd8134 02-05-2013 05:15 PM

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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