Cruiser CV Joints

Submitted: Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 20:27
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Hi Folks, about to change the R/H (short axle) cv joint on my 80 Series and picked one up from the local Repco for $110 Trade. The're nearly $900 from Toyota. Has anyone used one of these and if so how has it lasted. Replacing wheelbearings on both sides while I'm at it. Is it worth replacing the other CV. 250K on the clock. A mate with the same car also had to replace the RHS CV. Just a co-incidence or is it normal for the drivers side to go first?? Cheers..
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 21:26

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 21:26
you will find both CV joints ar made in the same factory in China . for $110 you can affort to brake 9 CV's ( very unlikely you will brake 1 ) . whilst you there, do it all , wheel bearings swivel bearings seals ect ... I did the same job on my 80 series last October , only diffrence is , I used a drive shaft comany to supply and fit on the axles , They do a much better job , then a hammer and vice . Will only cost you an extra $20 a side , money well spent if you ask me
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 21:57

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 21:57
Why "unlikely you will break 1" ?

I know a couple of mates that have broken CV's on there 80 series & Patrols.
They are the weak link when driving larger rubber + lockers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 23:18

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 23:18
my point Kev, is that it dosnt matter if he gets it from Toyota or repco.

& by the way if he has done 250 kms on the same CV , chances are he dosn't have locker lol
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 23:42

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 23:42
Eric, I think your in WA , who was your "drive shaft comany"
Was I an easy job? Have 4WD will Explore
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:58

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:58
I am in Melbounre, dont remember the name , there all the same if you ask me , all the drive shafts are made in China anyway
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:59

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 07:59
was it an easy job ?? depends on your mechanical abilaty , if you are mechanicly minded , no prob .
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 22:42

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 22:42
Gday
250kms is about the time they will start to click due to xs wear if you have fulltime.
Most people never break a c/v but if you do do a little ask the Layland Bros, check out what snake racing offer as an indestructable replacement.
Check out www.lcool.org tech section for a full rundown on what you need to do, most important (if you are trying to remove the old c/v from the axle) is to leave the gregories shut and do it by having a trusted friend hit the C/V spider with a copper dolly and 4 lb hammer, whilst you keep the c/v in a straight orientation and also keep the pressure on it(pull it constantly whilst it receives the hammer blows via the copper dolly) to pop it off the shaft.
Andrew
Been there done thatwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Mick - Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 15:52

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 15:52
Hi,
Been there broken many CV's (on our patrol comp trucks)
The short drivers side axle will be the most common to break, as the long side has more torsional twist and will take up the twist before it snaps.
Yes, on the repco CV youll probably find an identical part number. CBC bearings also stocks and sells most CV's.
The GU axles are not unbreakable, even though there larger!!
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