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Unread 06-10-2008, 07:02 AM   #46
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Wheel bearings are somewhat expensive to replace if they aren't worn out yet...I wouldn't replace unless you have symptoms of worn out wheel bearings.

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Unread 06-10-2008, 07:19 AM   #47
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That's good news. I think my wheel bearings are fine because the truck sounds fine when it's rolling straight. I just have noise & clunking when turning slowly. How soon should I fix this (the u-joints or CV axles)? I drive about 100 miles a week (mostly city, some highway), and was thinking of doing the repairs in a few weeks. Will I get stranded if they break? (they've been getting noiser each day, it seems).
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Unread 06-10-2008, 07:20 AM   #48
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Replace ASAP.
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Unread 06-14-2008, 07:54 AM   #49
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I've got the new parts, i just need the socket!!!


Thanks for the walk through!!!
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Unread 07-14-2008, 03:45 PM   #50
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anyone know the part number on rockauto or napa? i called up to napa and asked and they quoted me $51.52 for the passenger side cv axle that sounds alittle cheap.
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Unread 07-22-2008, 02:45 PM   #51
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anyone know the part number on rockauto or napa? i called up to napa and asked and they quoted me $51.52 for the passenger side cv axle that sounds alittle cheap.
Might have been after the core return. I just did both fronts on a WJ for $60 a side after core..
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Unread 07-22-2008, 03:33 PM   #52
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The 51.52 price is for a reman axle. Just as good as a new one, and local. My store always has my shafts in stock. You wouldn't have any problems with that.
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Unread 07-22-2008, 04:44 PM   #53
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ya just finished putting the reman axle in, lifetime warrenty ftw! changed the front diff fluid as well since i was down there.
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By the way, I spoke with the counter jockey at my local Napa on the warranty. If the boot so much as gets a pinhole and starts to leak, you're entitled to a new shaft. Very good warranty.
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Unread 07-22-2008, 09:24 PM   #55
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For the BIG NUT use a 3/4 impact! comes off like butta'

One thing i find useful to do with my calipers to get them out of the way is to put the wheel under the slider and then slide it up so you can rest the caliper on it also. Works like a charm
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Actually, any impact will do the trick. I've used my el-cheapo Harbor Freight 12v impact, and I've used my 1/2" drive air impact. the 12v takes just a smidge longer
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Unread 07-22-2008, 10:44 PM   #57
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By the way, I spoke with the counter jockey at my local Napa on the warranty. If the boot so much as gets a pinhole and starts to leak, you're entitled to a new shaft. Very good warranty.
yup, this is why i plan to my new shaft from NAPA. so far, i've already bought my radiator and water pump from them, all with the "lifetime warranty." gotta love that
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Unread 07-27-2008, 12:56 PM   #58
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honestly you saved me from so much of a hassel of trying to figure this out, this was a great write up i like how you used pictures for everything. Ill be doing this next week now haha.
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Glad it'll help
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Unread 07-27-2008, 08:27 PM   #60
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ya it helped me out alot too, thanks man
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