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Old 11-03-2019, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default Oh no...a CV axle has to be replaced. Could I do it myself?

The short answer to my question above is no. I had gotten to the point of needing to separate the inner CV joint from the transaxle at the driver side, but ran into trouble while working with this in my garage. I found it necessary to elevate the front end much higher than I usually do when doing work on the underside of the car. While attempting to pry the inner CV joint out of the transaxle it seemed that the car was no longer adequately stable above me. (Having said this, in the last few years I've made it a habit to set up a back up pair of jack stands in case the one's bearing the weight should fail.) So I found myself having to put it all back together and take the car to my preferred local mechanic today. He installed the part which I'd already purchased and only charged me $85.00 - a very reasonable price!

While I believe that I could've done this job on my own, I must first find some way of making the car more stable above me. If that can't be done then this job will remain among those which will have to go to a mechanic with a really nice hoist to put my car on and do the work for me. Oh well...

To be clear, I am not complaining. I'm glad that my mechanic was able to help me.

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Old 11-03-2019, 11:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Oh no...a CV axle has to be replaced. Could I do it myself?

Yes having a hoist and a shop makes most under car repairs much easier.

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Old 11-03-2019, 01:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Oh no...a CV axle has to be replaced. Could I do it myself?

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Yes having a hoist and a shop makes most under car repairs much easier. (emphasis by pierrot)
Me thinks this is an understatement!

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...While I believe that I could've done this job on my own, I must first find some way of making the car more stable above me. If that can't be done then this job will remain among those which will have to go to a mechanic with a really nice hoist to put my car on and do the work for me. Oh well...:...
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