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83 dl axle problems

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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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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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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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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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