How To: Change a Front CV Axle

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  1. rawger

    rawger New Member

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    right front cv axle replace

    bought my 04 liberty renegade new. 166k now.
    replaced all front bushings last year, wish there was a poly sub instead of the stock rubber.
    right front cv got really noisy, like ready to grenade.
    was a ***** gettin everything apart to remove it.
    reman cv axle from o'reilly's was cheaper than i expected.
    once I got the old one out, the bearings seemed ok.
    upon closer inspection, the splines in the inner cv that connect to the intermediate shaft are gone! chewed up. didn't expect that.
    splines on the shaft ok, so just replaced cv axle and hope for best?:
    :ROFLJest:
    70 degrees in Phoenix today.
     
  2. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Replace the intermediate shaft and the CV
    get the CV from NAPA, much better
     
  3. rawger

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    yah, I was wondering if i could get away with just axle. but you're right.
    Thanks Tommudd.
    will have to wait until next weekend
     
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    I know this is an old thread, but thought I'd throw this in there in case someone is searching for tips on this procedure. I found it to be easier to remove axle and intermediate shaft (which came out together in my case) with the knuckle, and the shock completely removed. If they come out separately this probably won't be necessary, but you won't know if they do until it's hanging halfway out. Then you get to fight the stuff with an axle in the way.
     
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    Photobucket has blurred the pictures, does anyone have the full quality images?
     
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    I installed Frankenlift about 6 months ago and it did not take long for my CV axles to start marking noise. Now the right was has completely exploded the grease and is vibrating pretty bad. I purchased Napa Reman CV axles the other day, but when I got home I noticed the axles were made in china and were newly manufactured parts. The part number correlates to the reman part number but they are supplying new axles made in china instead. Anyone have any experience with these? Or have a suggestion on a better solution? Mine are about to implode so I need to get them changed asap.
     
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    Perhaps the Cvs used to reman are made in China, but the axle itself is the correct length which I think is the issue. Having said that it's probably been long enough now that non oem axles are making their way back into the reman system.
     
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    That’s a good point you made. They could have been aftermarket units that are in the reman system now.
     
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    Take them back and make sure they are remanned ones not cheap knockoffs
     
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    I assume the Chinese knockoffs are not as strong as reman OEM axles. You can never tell what material they used even if the dimensions are the same.