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Old 04-04-2018, 02:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I cannot find a part # for that part.
Closest GM gets to repair parts for the CV axles is this kit -
26037364 or 26020728
You can get complete axles new for less than 100.00.

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Old 04-04-2018, 02:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Could be worse...if you need the rubber bushings that go in the frame on the passenger side, for the front axle mount, according to GM you need to buy a whole new frame (at least for a GMT-800)...

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Old 04-05-2018, 09:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Remember to NOT use an impact gun to put the axel nut back on. I hear it's supposed to beat the wheel bearing up when you do that.
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Remember to NOT use an impact gun to put the axel nut back on. I hear it's supposed to beat the wheel bearing up when you do that.
I've heard a few bad things about doing that. Somethings that do not necessarily show up right away. Damage to the front differential. Damage to the CV's.

Torque Spec for the front caliper hose /banjo bolt 33 ft lbs.

Caliper to steering knuckle bolts 38 ft lbs.
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I was able to straighten the dust cover out enough to re-use it on the left/ drivers side.

When I took it for alignment he discovered the boot on the right / passenger side half axle was ripped.

What are the best half axles to buy?

Where is the best place to buy them? I found sopme that looked really nice this morning for over $1000 per side.

A tad out of my price range

I have heard there can be a huge difference in the life span of the boots - some are lucky to last 2 years. Rockauto had several choices.

I did not see an AcDelco available

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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I ordered the Stainless brake hose kit CT1012 from inlinetube.com

Looks OK. Did not come with the mount by the ball joint.

The Russel kit 672370 looks to be the same as the inline tube kit. It also does not come with the mount by the ball joint - Kind of a PIA to swap it over.

The Russel Kit is cheaper. Don't know if that is for good reason or not
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I would recommend against the Russell kit. I got the set for my truck, and:
-it came with cheap aluminum washers (vs copper ones)
-the ends were just straight (vs other kits that are bent to match the OEM connections)
-no middle support for the two front hoses (others have them, and they can flop against the tire if not restrained)
-the rear lines were the wrong length. One line was slightly short (goes right on the caliper bracket), the other was significantly too long and rubbed through against the tire
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I'll check which CV 1/2 axle I got from Rock Auto, JR. I just had to snap the external ABS ring off of it but the quality looked really good. While we're talking about all this stuff, I learned a painful lesson this week. I replaced the ball joints and tie rods on my Impala like 6 months ago and guess what? I think the control arm bushings are shot. God Dam it!!!!! Do you think I could have replaced the whole control arm with the ball joint already installed for $40 more bucks? Noooooooooooo. Wish I had known at the time that these were the worst rivets in the world to get out. Rant over.
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I'll check which CV 1/2 axle I got from Rock Auto, JR. I just had to snap the external ABS ring off of it but the quality looked really good. While we're talking about all this stuff, I learned a painful lesson this week. I replaced the ball joints and tie rods on my Impala like 6 months ago and guess what? I think the control arm bushings are shot. God Dam it!!!!! Do you think I could have replaced the whole control arm with the ball joint already installed for $40 more bucks? Noooooooooooo. Wish I had known at the time that these were the worst rivets in the world to get out. Rant over.
I think my upper control arm bushings were bad do to the front bolt not being tight. The rear bushing was still good. The front bolt had grooves wore in it from slopping around. I am surprised the nut never worked it's way off.

When getting ready to loosen the bolt, I first tried my long handle ratchet, I was surprised when I met zero resistance. It was close to finger tight. I think it was just dirt/rust that kept me from just spinning the nut off with my fingers. I believe the wobble that wore the bolt was what took out the front bushing. It wasn't terrible, but had perceptible movement

I guess the free alignment with the set of tires wasn't such a good deal
That was 30,000 miles ago or so. Kind of hard to go back on them now
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