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#1 thedoctor

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:06 PM

I just pulled my left axle. Bad CVJ. I have a rebuilt axle which seems to be about an inch longer than the old one and with a bit thinner shaft. The joints themselves look the same. I am assuming the parts store gave me the wrong part. Am I correct in thinking these should be identical? This is probably a stupid question, but that's how I learn.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:56 PM

I had read in another post that the thickness of the shaft may vary, but the length should be the same. Probably got the wrong one.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:56 PM

yeah it sounds like they gave you the wrong one.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:56 PM

The varying shaft size gives me some hope. First thing in the morning, I will double check. It is possible that the inner joint has in and out play that I had not taken into consideration.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 09:41 PM

the older shafts are thicker and shorter. EA81 style, EA82 style is the longer, thinner one. yup, they gave you the wrong one.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 01:43 AM

you can identify the axle by the bands on the outer end of the shaft, one band is 2wd and two bands is 4wd. on ea82's turbos have 3 bands and are fatter

the inner jointdoes slide back and forth sh you should bottom them out to compare lengths

ea82 axles are 2 in longer than ea81




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