Our high quality German CV joint kits start at only $59.95! Save up to 70% off what your dealer would charge for this Vw axle shaft part. Axle shaft replacement is easier because our CV joint kits include all needed hardware and clamps. You'll save $100's of dollars in repair charges by replacing just the CV joint rather than replacing the entire axle shaft. Replacing an CV joint isn't as difficult as you think. When replacing a Vw CV joint purchased from us, Blauparts is happy to provide it's years of axle shaft repair service experience to help you out!
How Do I Know If My Vw CV Joint Needs Removal And Replacement?
A bad outer Vw CV joint will make a clicking noise when accelerating and turning from a stop sign. This is a strong indicator that the outer CV joint is worn. As a general rule the inner CV joint seldom, if ever, makes this clicking noise. The symptoms of a bad inner Vw CV joint is when a vibration, shuddering or torquing is felt through the cars steering wheel especially when straight line accelerating (steering will pull to the left or right).
Why Do We Recommend Just Vw CV Joint Replacement Versus The Complete Vw Drive Axle Shaft Removal?
Many have been under the impression that replacing the complete Vw drive axle shaft with a re-manufactured unit is easier than just replacing the outer CV joints. This isn't the case. Why not just replace the part that really wears, the outer CV joint. Here are some reasons why:
1) As your Vw front suspension does its job of absorbing impacts and steering the vehicle's wheels, the outer Vw CV joint flexes vertically and horizontally approximately 3 times the distance as that of the inner Vw CV joint. The inner Vw CV joint movement is minimal due to its near proximity to the transmission. Thus, due to the joints different jobs and locations, it is the outer CV joint that typically wears out, not the inner CV joint.
2) Replacing the outer Vw CV joint, in most cases, is also less time consuming. First, because access to the outer CV joint usually just requires the removal of the lower ball joint bolt and axle nut. Second, the process of removing the inner CV joint mounting bolts is eliminated. Gaining access to these inner CV joint bolts can be difficult due to various transmission shields. Tight quarters can also restrict access to the inner CV joint on the axle shaft. Third, some models have numerous vin splits and different axle shaft lengths. Blauparts has learned first hand that most, if not all Vw axle shaft re-manufacturers cannot reliably identify the specific axle part specifics at the time of axle shaft rebuilding. As a result, you may have to exchange several axles before you get the right one. Finally, owners who just replace the outer CV joints verses the complete axle, in most cases, save $100.00's of dollars in parts and labor costs.