I'm about to put a rebuilt autozone special in. I didn't want to mess with re-booting an old axle...and then likely having to do the other boot sometime in the near future either...2 boots cost close to a rebuilt AZ special with warranty...
If you are really bummed about losing your OEM axle you can have mine for the core charge if you want. I'm not sure if it's worth it but I'll offer it if you or someone really, really wants an OEM axle to rebuild. the outter boot is still fine. The inner boot torn open a last week so the joint still has plenty of grease and should be uncontaminated...at the moment.
I'll consider it!
My CV axle hasn't bothered me at the moment, and if you just plan on putting it aside I would take you up on your offer.
I have had nothing but headaches with these Autozone Special Order axles where I'm at, too long or too short compressed length.
Only one worked from them but it started knocking pretty good after a month or so.
I bought the same part, no core charge so cheaper, from Rock Auto. Compressed length 25-3/4" as I recall.
If you need a decision soon, It looks like I might need to replace my passenger side front CV shaft.
It has been surprisingly chattering longer than the new part has been installed.
The Cat directly below it overheated for some reason and melted the rubber of the inner boot on the little strip outside of the zip-tie clamp.
Only reason I noticed was the smell! ...and the smoke xO
If this has been an ongoing issue like I thought, the heating could have messed with the grease and the chattering is a omen of future replacement.
What length part do you have?
EA81 just to confirm right?
When do you wish to sell it? If it's the appropriate shaft, I will jump on this as soon as I have the cash.