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Old 08-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CV halfshaft replacement

so the boots on my halfshaft tore and i lost all grease in them. i have decided it will be more economical just to replace both halfshafts rather than trying to replace just the boots. has anyone done this installation before? is it real difficult?
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't replaced halfshafts on a Colorado, but I just got done replacing them on my Aunt's Hyundai. I am only responding so I can tell you of a company that that I am totally satisfied with. The name is Raxles (www.raxles.com). They supply re-manufactured axle shafts. They are based in Gainesville,Florida. They charge more than the "big box" auto parts stores but you get better quality. They don't regrind the bearings because regrinding removes the case hardening. New CV joints are installed. They supplied a new cadmium plated hub nut and cotter pins(cadmium plating performs the same function as zinc plating, only it will last longer). They also enclose a map to the nearest UPS store so you can return the old units. You return them in the same package they were sent in. It was delivered on the promised day(the next after I ordered ). It sounds like an advertisement for them, but I just appreciate good quality and service. I don't work for them, I am just too poor to buy junk. Talk to Marty at Raxles.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im getting ready to replace mine and from what ive saw from looking at it im prolly gonna have to remove the tie rods, pop out the ball joints if i can get by im gonna pop out one on each side, then spline out the half shafts install new ones then put it all back together then check alignment to ensure nothing got out of specs. its prolly gonna take about and hour a side if you have a resources(shop etc.)
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so the boots on my halfshaft tore and i lost all grease in them. i have decided it will be more economical just to replace both halfshafts rather than trying to replace just the boots. has anyone done this installation before? is it real difficult?

I have personally replaced both my CV shafts and it was a PITA. Here's some links to show you the process.

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-chas ... ement.html

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-perf ... -seal.html
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