SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series Tech
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-25-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
dude33333
Member
dude33333 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 375
 

1995 SC2
Default Axle replacement

I went to pick your part today for front axles for my 1996 sl2 5sp with ABS.
Out of the dozen or so saturns there was not a single one with abs. I decided to take a set anyways, and practice removing them some I was there. Unfortunately I didn't thouroughly inspect them till after I removed them, there were some small dry cracks on one of them so I left it there. But it was good experience and I got some odds and ends I needed so not a complete loss.

Anyways, wondering if this remanufactured pair of axles made in USA would be a wise investment or if I should keep looking for used?
http://m.ebay.com/itm/2-Front-LEFT-a...615?nav=SEARCH

Also, since I'll have it all apart and need tires and alignment anyways, the rubber on the tie rods was visibly cracked, should I just order new tie rods? What else while I'll be takin it all apart?

Thanks.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to dude33333's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help dude33333 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
dude33333 is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 07-25-2015, 10:18 PM   #2
toggenburg
Master Member
toggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud of
 
toggenburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Bedford, Virginia. Born once? Die twice. ------ Born twice? Die once.
Posts: 3,215

2001 SL1
Default Re: Axle replacement

$71 isn't a bad price for a set of 2 re-manufactured ones.
I opted last Dec for a set of 2 NEW napa ones, but they were about $71 each.
Whatever you do, be sure to replace that end (thrust washer or nut was it?) with a new one.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to toggenburg's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help toggenburg reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
toggenburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2015, 10:26 PM   #3
fetchitfido
Super Member
fetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant futurefetchitfido has a brilliant future
 
fetchitfido's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 14,419
 

2001 SC2
Default Re: Axle replacement

Odd that they says '94-'02 for ABS axles...ABS axles stayed the same '91-'02...it's the non-ABS axles that are stupid small '91-'93...lol

For the effort involved I'd either get low mileage JY axles or brand new axles; though with my usual penchant for buying parts cars I'd just use a known good one from storage... O

Yes, be sure to use a new nut. Like head bolts they're single use, might get away with twice. Unlike Subaru the nut deform's under torque and may not hold 100+ft/lbs a second time (Subaru's have a notch on the end to fold a flange on the nut into to lock it in place similar to a cotter pin).

...
The proper way to fix a S-Series automatic is to replace it with a 5spd O:)

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to fetchitfido's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help fetchitfido reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
fetchitfido is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 12:01 AM   #4
dude33333
Member
dude33333 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 375
 

1995 SC2
Default Re: Axle replacement

ok so definitely new axle nuts and washers. Maybe i should just do a big rockauto order for axles, nuts and washers, and tie rod ends?

Ive been trying to look up reviews of "detroit axle" and theres not a whole lot on them.... their website says theyve been in business over 20 years...

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to dude33333's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help dude33333 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
dude33333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 12:03 AM   #5
dude33333
Member
dude33333 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 375
 

1995 SC2
Default Re: Axle replacement

hmmm actually i found that they are formerly dearborn axle, which has pretty poor reviews where I can find them

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to dude33333's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help dude33333 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
dude33333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 01:26 AM   #6
dude33333
Member
dude33333 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 375
 

1995 SC2
Default Re: Axle replacement

Any other opinions on axles...
Used vs new vs remanufactured
Keeping in mind I DO have ABS but I'm not a fan of it.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to dude33333's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help dude33333 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
dude33333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2015, 01:28 PM   #7
toggenburg
Master Member
toggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud oftoggenburg has much to be proud of
 
toggenburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Bedford, Virginia. Born once? Die twice. ------ Born twice? Die once.
Posts: 3,215

2001 SL1
Default Re: Axle replacement

IMO, abs stops a vehicle further down the road than does conventional braking systems. My suburban has had the ABS relay removed for the last 10 years.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to toggenburg's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help toggenburg reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
toggenburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2015, 02:36 PM   #8
OU812
Advanced Member
OU812 has a spectacular aura aboutOU812 has a spectacular aura about
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bronx,New York City
Posts: 689

1996 SL1
Default Re: Axle replacement

Check out Rockauto

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to OU812's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help OU812 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
OU812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2015, 03:19 AM   #9
dude33333
Member
dude33333 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 375
 

1995 SC2
Default Re: Axle replacement

I just ordered some "Surtrak" axles from rockauto. there were some a little less and a little more, but these have a lifetime warranty so I'll give them a try. also ordered some bushings came out to $122 with shipping

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to dude33333's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help dude33333 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
dude33333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2016, 10:47 PM   #10
97blueSL2
Junior Member
97blueSL2 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 42
 

1997 SL2
Default Re: Axle replacement

Ok, sorry to re-vitalize an old thread, I have a 97 SL2 in need of a right front axle replacement, largely due to my stupidity Anyways, my car is non-ABS, but all the CV shafts I can find at the yard or parts stores are all ABS. Does that matter?

And as far as changing them, most people say it's fairly easy, are their any hidden things to watch out for.

...
1997 SL2 5 speed, 257,057....might be waving the white flag.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to 97blueSL2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help 97blueSL2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
97blueSL2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2016, 01:37 PM   #11
alordofchaos
Super Member
alordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud of
 
alordofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central MI
Posts: 12,846
 

2002 SC2
1998 SL2
Default Re: Axle replacement

ABS will work on non-ABS - can't buy non-ABS these days

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=179692

How to replace axle with pics (ignore the part about the axle seal - you have to remove the axle to replace the seal, just focus on the parts dealing with the axle)

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157297

...
I'm not worthy to grovel in the shadow of Signmaster's wisdom

11/2016 red 2002 5 spd SC2 151k DD
7/2010 Craigslist white 1997 SC2 project
12/2008 eBay silver 1998 SL2 5 spd 102k, now 201k+ miles

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to alordofchaos's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help alordofchaos reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
alordofchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2016, 04:54 PM   #12
97blueSL2
Junior Member
97blueSL2 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 42
 

1997 SL2
Default Re: Axle replacement

Cool, thanks for the help. It probably wouldn't hurt to replace the seals, but at this point I just want the car out of my garage!! It's been a ongoing project for almost two months. Replacing the axle was not anticipated, but when you get careless with a sawzall while cutting out a seized lower control arm bolt...well you get the picture.

...
1997 SL2 5 speed, 257,057....might be waving the white flag.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to 97blueSL2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help 97blueSL2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
97blueSL2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 01:38 PM   #13
alordofchaos
Super Member
alordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud of
 
alordofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central MI
Posts: 12,846
 

2002 SC2
1998 SL2
Default Re: Axle replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by 97blueSL2 View Post
It probably wouldn't hurt to replace the seals, but at this point I just want the car out of my garage!! It's been a ongoing project for almost two months.
Gotcha - I wasn't suggesting you replace the axle seal, just included that second link for the pics, in case you needed instructions or pics. You never know what someone's level of mechanical experience is, unless they state - but it sounds like you know what you're doing

...
I'm not worthy to grovel in the shadow of Signmaster's wisdom

11/2016 red 2002 5 spd SC2 151k DD
7/2010 Craigslist white 1997 SC2 project
12/2008 eBay silver 1998 SL2 5 spd 102k, now 201k+ miles

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to alordofchaos's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help alordofchaos reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
alordofchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 01:20 PM   #14
97blueSL2
Junior Member
97blueSL2 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 42
 

1997 SL2
Default Re: Axle replacement

Well I sorta know what I'm doing. I'm pretty much self taught when it comes to automotive. I can change parts pretty proficiently, but i'd struggle with a complex electrical diagnosis. I've been an aircraft mechanic for 13 yrs. There are lots of "little things" that automotive manuals or technical info seem to leave out, stuff that is only learned through years of experience. But thankfully the Saturns are somewhat easy to work on with the help of this forum.

...
1997 SL2 5 speed, 257,057....might be waving the white flag.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to 97blueSL2's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help 97blueSL2 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
97blueSL2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2016, 03:58 PM   #15
alordofchaos
Super Member
alordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud ofalordofchaos has much to be proud of
 
alordofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central MI
Posts: 12,846
 

2002 SC2
1998 SL2
Default Re: Axle replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by 97blueSL2 View Post
Well I sorta know what I'm doing. I'm pretty much self taught when it comes to automotive.. . . . I've been an aircraft mechanic for 13 yrs. There are lots of "little things" that automotive manuals or technical info seem
You know more about what you're doing than I do

Also self-taught, and learned from here and YouTube, on auto repairs. At a certain point, you hit a "wall" when trying to do things according to Chilton's. Thank goodness for this forum and the internet. I did take an electronics class once, but that was back when you bought music on pressed vinyl discs. About all I remember is, "Bad boys rape our young girls but Violet gives willingly -Get Some Now"

(before someone gets "triggered," it was a mnemonic for the color bands on resistors and I'm sure it is no longer used, this was decades ago:
Black brown red orange yellow green blue violet gray white
Gold, silver, none)

...
I'm not worthy to grovel in the shadow of Signmaster's wisdom

11/2016 red 2002 5 spd SC2 151k DD
7/2010 Craigslist white 1997 SC2 project
12/2008 eBay silver 1998 SL2 5 spd 102k, now 201k+ miles

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to alordofchaos's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help alordofchaos reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
alordofchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Axle Replacement Part xlerate Vue General 1 11-01-2013 11:55 AM
Driverside Axle replacement PDF? strikers Vue General 1 04-11-2010 06:10 PM
CV Axle replacement nitsua y zarc S-Series Tech 1 12-26-2007 09:04 PM
03 Vue Axle Replacement Question Staleek Vue Tech 8 11-25-2007 03:05 PM
Front axle replacement. cloud819 S-Series General 5 11-20-2005 09:08 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:35 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.