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Replacing axle shafts, front, EA81, what else should I do ?

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1984 4WD GL,

 

I need to replace the axle shafts, front. 

 

200,000 miles, seems like a good idea to replace the front wheel bearings and seals while I am at it. 

 

What else should I do on this job?

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While the front end is totally pulled apart I'd suggest inspecting / replacing the following:

- swaybar bushes (go with nolathane)

- front struts (shock absorbers)

- disc pads

- disc rotors

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Tie rod ends and inspect/replace rack ends too.

 

Then a wheel alignment.

 

Or just do the shaft and ball joints, do an alignment and leave it be.

 

I would replace bearings unless they looked like the grease was dry or they're making noises when driving.

 

Cheers

 

Bennie

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