Front end vibration

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  1. jharrisliberty

    jharrisliberty Full Access Member

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    So I just rebuilt the transfer case side of the front drive shaft. I thought that this was going to solve my vibration problem. And although it did help with the vibration it didn't seem to get rid of it. Although it does seem that I am at least headed in the correct direction as I replaced the bushings for the steering rack and that also helped a small bit. So what I am thinking now is that I need to replace my CV's. From what I have read I should only use reman'd CV's so that they are the correct length. So this brings me to my question. Does it matter from what auto parts store I get them as long as they are reman'd?
     
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    NAPA reman'd are the go to for those.
     
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    So not that there is a price difference of all that much, but what would be the difference from a Napa reman vs. a Oreilly reman cv?
     
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    Probably not much but I suggest the Napa ones bc they are tried and true.
     
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    napa reman is so far the only one with the correct length.
     
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    Ok I just wanted to make sure. I will go with the Napa ones then. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Rest are not the same length as what we need, I posted up lengths couple of weeks ago
     
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    I'd check your wheel bearings too. Where do you feel the vibration?

    I'd also replace the intermediate shaft. You might not have an option, it might come out with the CV lol. I had a vibration in the steering wheel that felt like an out of balance tire and it was the intermediate shaft.
     
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    That is where I am feeling most of the vibration. I am now planning on replacing both cv's and the intermediate shaft. I am going to start with the drivers side first and hope and pray that that fixes it since it is the cheaper end. If not I will replace the passenger side and intermediate shaft and it will be all good for awhile.