Vehicle Fitment Summary
|Chevrolet Nova 1988-85|
|Geo Prizm 1992-89|
|Toyota Corolla 1992-87|
Proprietary engineering processes ensure that all CV Drive Axles meet O.E. form, fit and function
Neoprene boots are designed with additional bellows, when needed, to resist bellow stress and cracking, which is the leading cause of boot failure
CV Drive Axle part numbers with an “HD” suffix are severe-duty applications and include a thermoplastic outboard boot for increased life and durability versus a traditional neoprene boot.
A new axle retaining nut is supplied with every unit for a hassle-free installation, due to the likelihood that the original retaining nut is worn or stripped
CV Drive Axle measurements are validated after assembly to ensure a proper fit
Boot clamps are pneumatically crimped, creating a perfect seal between the boot and housing
High-quality grease withstands high-temperature and high-torque demands to ensure long-lasting, reliable performance
Splines are precision rolled to ensure proper fit of CV Drive Axle into the mating hub and transmission, which eliminates installation hassles
Threads are precision rolled to ensure proper fit when axle nut is installed
Transmission seal diameter is precision-machined after heat treatment to ensure correct surface finish, promoting long seal life
Are the CV Drive Axle shafts balanced at the factory?
Shafts are inspected 100% for run out to prevent vibrations. Only shafts that meet the specifications for run out are utilized in the remanufacturing of a CV Drive Axle assembly.
I installed a replacement CV drive axle and now my ABS light is on and won't go out. Why?
When the replacement drive axle was installed, the sensor ring, sensor, or sensor wiring on or near the axle was damaged, causing an erratic speed signal to the ABS module and setting the light on.
When I cut the wheel hard and step on the gas, I hear loud clicking and snapping. What's making that noise?
The most likely cause is a defective or worn outer CV drive axle joint. It may be time to get it replaced.
When I step on the gas, I hear a loud thump and feel a bad vibration. What's wrong?
The most likely cause is the drive train shifting in the chassis due to a broken engine mount or hardware, causing misalignment of the CV drive axle and causing the inner joint to bind or hang up.
I hear a grinding noise from the front end while driving and see grease on the chassis and suspension. What is causing this?
The most likely problem is the outer CV drive axle boot has ruptured, causing the grease to leak out, allowing contamination (water and dirt) to enter and damage the joint.
I removed both CV drive axles at the same time and now I am having problems reinstalling them. What can I do?
The transaxle gear alignment has been lost. On some vehicles it will be necessary to disassemble the transaxle to properly align the output gears. ALWAYS remove and install one CV drive axle at a time.
The old CV Drive Axle has a locking style (prevailing torque) nut. Should I reuse it?
NO! A prevailing torque lock nut should never be reused. Always discard the old nut and install a new one.
The CV Drive Axle outboard joint stub shaft is stuck in the hub assembly. What's the best way to remove it?
Always use the proper press type tool to remove the old stub shaft. NEVER strike the outer joint stub shaft with a hammer. It will damage the unit and possibly do damage to the hub bearing assembly.
Is it OK to use an impact hammer to install the retaining nut?
Never use an impact wrench to install the retaining nut on the CV Drive Axle. Always use a torque wrench and torque the nut to manufacture's specifications.
When I replace the CV drive axles, should I reuse the old seals?
When replacing CV Drive Axle assemblies, always install new transaxle seals to avoid leaking.
Can I let the CV Drive Axles hang while I am working on the car?
Never allow the CV Drive Axles to hang unsupported. This can lead to axle separation and damage to the inner joint.
The wheels wobble when I make a turn. What's the problem?
The most likely cause is a broken bearing cage due to excessive torque load. This is typically an outboard joint problem.