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CV Axle Replacement ... express method!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by roboots21, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Mar 11, 2014 at 4:53 AM
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    roboots21

    roboots21 [OP] Taco Supreme!

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    Express method worked for me again (Drivers side this time). Found that I originally missed the step of removing sway bar end link/brake line clamp from spindle. Added those to the OP. But again, 25 minutes tire off to tire on. Another 10 minutes to refill diff, but either way. Express method FTW!
     
  2. Mar 19, 2014 at 6:51 AM
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    What is the quality of these shafts that everybody is getting for around 100 bucks. The oem one is 300 plus

    Also what is the harm in just replacing to boots
     
  3. Mar 19, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    The quality is not there. I have pix in my user profile of an Auto-zone brand and an OEM cv. Side by side with the boots off. The OEM is much heavier build and has a larger range of motion.
    As long as the cv joints are in good shape, no dirt and good grease still inside, there really isnt a downside to just replacing the boots. Its just messy.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2014 at 7:26 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Moderator Vendor

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    Subbed for sure. Going to attempt this tomorrow... Both sides. One is blown out, other is starting to weep. At 130k I figured screw it I will just replace the axles. As for quality I went with a company called CVJreman. They take OEM axles and rebuild them so you only get OEM parts from them. $99 per axle and I have to send them in my cores. As an added option if someone wanted they have extended length silicone boots to help prevent tearing. I have never done this so it is all new to me, but so far I am very happy with the service of CVJ. From my call to axles at my doorstep was 2 days.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2014 at 3:38 AM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    Wouldnt an extended length boot cause even more fin rubbing?
     
  6. Jun 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM
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    Navar

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  7. Jun 23, 2014 at 3:42 AM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    Scroll back. There are pics in here somewhere.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    So my driver's side upper boot is torn and I'm about to take it on the beach for a week of surf fishing. Since I plan on replacing the whole axle when I get home does it really matter if some sand gets in there?
     
  9. Jun 23, 2014 at 4:54 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    Short term, knowing you are replacing it, it won't flat out fail on you but it might get noisey. Also might throw globs of grease on the beach, no one wants that. It really dosnt take muxh longer to put a new boot on it than just a replacement. Considerably cheaper too.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2014 at 6:53 PM
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    There's a different way to do it other than this?
     
  13. Sep 3, 2015 at 12:46 PM
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    From what I was reading the general way was to remove the caliper, rotor, and spindle and a bunch of other things.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2015 at 4:38 PM
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    Do the CV boots spin while the truck is in motion at all times, or only when 4x4 is engaged?
     
  15. Sep 7, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    Ok that explains how I sliced my driver side CV boot wide open, what a mess:facepalm:
     
  16. Sep 7, 2015 at 5:02 PM
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    So the dealerships are closed today and I can't get a price. Does anybody know about how much an OEM CV axle cost for a 2014? And has anybody heard of the CVJ OEM rebuilds, are they any good?
     
  17. Sep 7, 2015 at 6:01 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    It seems if you had to remove the tie rod end, it no longer is the easy method? My read is the tie rod does not need removal. (I have always had to do this)
     
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