Blauparts Vw axle shaft CV joint kits make this replacement easy! We've taken our years of axle shaft removal and replacement repair experience and put it to work for you! Only from the nation's leading independent Vw axle shaft parts specialist, Blauparts*
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TIP: Blauparts doesn't sell the complete axle shaft. Many have been under the impression that replacing the complete Vw axle shaft with a re-manufactured driveshaft is easier than just replacing the outer Vw CV joints. This isn't the case. Why not just replace the part that really wears, the outer Vw CV joint. Here are some reasons why.
Our high quality German axle shaft CV joint kits start at only $59.95! Save up to 70% off what your dealer would charge for these Vw axle shaft parts. Axle shaft replacement is easy because our CV joint kits include all of the needed hardware and clamps. You'll also save $100's of dollars in repair charges by replacing just the CV joint rather than replacing the entire axle shaft. Replacing an axle shaft 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!
Why Do We Recommend Just Replacing The Vw CV Joint On The Axle Shaft Versus Replacing The Entire Vw Axle Shaft?
1) As your Vw front suspension does its job of absorbing impacts and steering the vehicle wheels, the outer Vw axle shaft CV joint also flexes vertically and horizontally approximately 3 times the distance as that of the inner Vw axle shaft CV joint. The inner Vw axle shaft 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 is the part that typically wears out, not the inner CV joint.
2) Replacing the outer Vw axle shaft CV joint, in most cases, is also less time consuming. First, because access to the outer axle shaft CV joint usually just requires the removal of the lower ball joint bolt and axle nut. Second, the process of removing the inner axle shaft CV joint mounting bolts is eliminated. Gaining access to these inner axle shaft CV joint bolts can be difficult due to various transmission shields. Tight quarters can also restrict access to the inner axle shaft 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 part and labor costs.
How Do I Know If My Vw Axle Shaft CV Joint Needs Removal And Replacement?
A bad outer Vw axle shaft 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 vibration, shuddering or torquing is felt through the cars steering wheel and is noticed upon straight line accelerating (steering will pull to the left or right).
Outer Vw CV joint kits are sold under the following genuine O.E. part numbers:
4D0 498 099
3B0 498 099A
8D0 498 099B
4D0 498 099
8D0 498 099A
701 498 099C
357 498 099E
1H0 498 099
1J0 498 099E
Inner Vw CV joint kits are sold under the following genuine O.E. part numbers:
431 498 103C
893 498 103
443 498 103
8D0 498 103A
893 498 103
701 498 103A
357 498 104