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Posted 16 December 2005 - 04:35 PM
Has anybody out there replaced an axle without those baffle plates?
Posted 16 December 2005 - 06:56 PM
Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:15 AM
The issue I'm seeing is the quality and design of the axle boots with these reman axles. And it seems it is the luck of the draw. Some of the boots are nice and thick/heavy rubber material, and others feel very cheap/thin. I should think this would be a major concern, especially for the one that is in close proximity to the cat. converter. Even the shape of the bellows can be different, all of these deviations from the same manufacturer at the same parts store. The Autozone ones don't come with a new axle nut, the O'Reilly ones do.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:34 AM
You can see the brass-colored baffle plates (that's what the FSM calls them) at each end of the axle. The quality of the axle seems top-notch, though time will tell. If the box didn't say remanufactured, one would think this axle was new. I'll be calling customer service on Monday to see what they say about the missing baffle plates.
Is it really worth the effort to pull the axle out just to replace those baffle plates?
Posted 17 December 2005 - 02:02 PM
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