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Old 06-03-2009
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CV Axel replacement

Well it finally happened. I blew the passenger side CV last nite, and the drivers side is clicking pretty badly. Time to replace both of them.

Anyone know if they have a circlip that holds them in, and you just press them out of the shaft? As well filling up the front diff, to you just fill er up to the hole?

Thanks, and jesus are these ever hard to get a hold of, Ford has discontinued them, and there is only one wrecker within the lower mainland that has a set.

FU FORD lol.
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The CVs are just pushed into the diff, you gotta pop it a little cause there's a small snap ring kinda thing in there holding it in.. I had a few CVs that came out easy, the others all put up a huge fight. On the knuckle side there's this little plastic/metal snap ring.. $20 from Ford, i also have 1 or 2 of those laying around.

Yes, fill the front diff up till it comes back out of the fill hole.

what can't you get ahold of?

I have both my broken CVs sitting in my driveway that are under warranty, i could bring them up to Advance and get them swapped out if you wanna buy those.

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On the knuckle side there's this little plastic/metal snap ring.. $20 from Ford, i also have 1 or 2 of those laying around.
Dang, wish I would have known you had these... lol... I just bought two more of them from Ford as they seem to be my new weak link and I keep snapping them... haha
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yep, i got good at preserving them at the rate i was breaking CV shafts. ha
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Yea, I did pretty good at keeping them together too. I've only broken two, but have replaced three. One broke when I demolished a CV, and the other like shattered when I bent the knuckle... lol
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any guesses what a pair of stock cv's weigh in at?
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A pair? Probably 15lbs if I had to guess. I should know this as I've shipped a few pairs, but I can't remember exactly.
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You might have to use a small prybar to pop the cv out of the diffy, just be careful on the case. I need another driverside one myself.
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I take it by the only place in the lower mainland to have them was wasney's in burnaby? Since I have an 03' ranger....just curious, what were you doing when it went? how hard did you beat on your truck before this happened??
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time for a solid axle
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I take it by the only place in the lower mainland to have them was wasney's in burnaby? Since I have an 03' ranger....just curious, what were you doing when it went? how hard did you beat on your truck before this happened??
No it was some place in Langley I think. My CV's are totally different then yours. You have a live axel setup, while I have vacuum actuated. They only did it from 98 to 00.5. I can convert to a live axel, but then if a CV snaps or something happens to the front end, I can't unlock them and drive back in 2wd.
But yours are really easy to find. Lucky you lol
By the looks of it the CV's were original, so I think they just wore out more than anything. I have 265's on there now, so I don't think that helped, but it wasn't the cause of the problem. Both sides have been clicking, and the drivers side literally blew up lol. I was coming up a fairly steep rocky hill, and the wheel got caught between 2 big rocks, bound up and then snapped. I wasn't being an idiot and abusing them, like I said they probably wore out.




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time for a solid axle
Please don't. It hurts already to see IFS under there. This thing has to take me to school so I can get my welding ticket. I can't have any down time. Once school is over, there is a possible 60 rear and 44 front. But it hurts lol.
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If everyone is so worried about breakign teh CV's... just go cheap - spend $500 on a cheap beater car to go back and forth on the work days... save lots of repair money :-)
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