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CV Axle Confusion.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by takern, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    I need to replace my CVs on my truck and I called Autozone to see if they had any in stock and the guy i talked to wasnt helpful to say the least. he said all they had in stock was a half shaft instead of a full cv axle. is the cv axle two shafts or do they call the entire assebly the half shaft? Also, what is this $100 core charge they are going to charge me for?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    They call the entire assembly a half shaft. It takes two half shafts per truck; a right and a left.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    A core charge means you have to bring the replaced part back in to get the $100 charge back. It's common among alternators, starters, etc. They reuse pieces from the the replaced part.

    Here is one half shaft.

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  4. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    A core charge is what they charge you at firs but you get it back when you bring your old axle in, since they rebuild these.
     
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    beat me to it lol
     
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    ok thak you it makes more sense now. i was trying to figure out how in the world i was going to separate the shafts.

    Ok here is another question. Autozone only has half shaft in stock so is there another store that offers the lifetime warranty that i could see if they have 2 of them before getting AutoZone to special order a second one?

    Oh, and are the shafts side specific or are they universal for both sides. Thanks
     
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  8. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Ok. thanks for the help guys. i called napa and they offer a 3 year 36000 mile warranty and they are olnly $56 per axle so i think im gonna give those a try since the autozone guy asked me if i need front or rear cv axles... Pickin them up saturday and hopefully put them on sunday assuming i dont run into any rust or stuck bolt issues
     
  9. Oct 7, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    Autozone has a lifetime warranty, break or wear out they provide you replacements
     
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    Pink slider.
    get the ones with the lifetime warranty.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    i just replaced both of my cv axles about a month or so ago. I bought mine at Oreily's and they have lifetime warranty. I paid $65 bucks per axle and both axles for drivers side and passenger side are identical.. same part #... It's actually a pretty easy job and you should be able to get it done in about 2 hours or so.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    yeah doesnt seem too bad.

    fwiw, here's a step by step write up on how to change em out.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/21192-how-change-cv-axle-01-04-add-tacoma.html
     
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