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Author Topic: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?  (Read 13594 times)

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Napa lists a reman axle shaft for our Eagles, P/N NMD 958130.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NMD958130?partTypeName=CV+Driveshaft+-+Front&keywordInput=output+shaft


It's a reasonable $65 per axle if one can get past the $78 core charge!   :o

I don't know if they're better than anyone else's remans, but I've tended to trust Napa stuff better than the other parts houses in the past.

Does anyone have experience with the Napa P/N I've listed above?


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I bought a reman axle from NAPA, can't confirm the number right now but it's performing fine.

It always makes me laugh when I see a part like this where the core charge is higher than the reman part - what they are basically saying is that your old busted up axle is more valuable than the remanufactured one  :rotfl:

I didn't get around to installing my axle from NAPA for 2-3 years but kept my receipt and took the old axle in and they still refunded me my core charge.
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It always makes me laugh when I see a part like this where the core charge is higher than the reman part - what they are basically saying is that your old busted up axle is more valuable than the remanufactured one  :rotfl

No kidding, eh?!?

Last time I bought a CV shaft locally, about 10 years ago, the core charge was getting very close to the purchase price of the reman'd axle!!!   Thought it was ridiculous back then, too!!!  ::)

Too bad I'd lost my receipt by the time I installed it years later!!   :-[

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Good point on the length, Mac, I had totally missed that.  I always pick up and pay at my local Napa in person, so I'd just bring one of my old axles with me to compare.  If the reman one(s) were wrong, I wouldn't even have to pay for them; they would just send them back.

I have to see how badly I want to change the SurTrack AM8001 axles out before I do anything with Napa.  I haven't even driven on them yet, so they're still literally brand new.  But I destroyed the boxes like an idiot so I doubt RockAuto would ever take them back now.

I don't ever plan to rally race this Eagle like amarshall practically did with his, so maybe the AM8001s will be fine for basic driving.   :)


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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2023, 06:54:04 PM »
Just got the replacement shafts, for the ones that I bought through autozone, that were too short in the inner bearing housing.  Two shafts, identical "new" unit box!a, same par, numb!r, but one of the shafts inner housing was an inch shorter... 2.5" versus the correct 3.5".

How can they be sending qrong eimension parts, mixed withbcorrect ones?  Quality control nowadays seems nonnexiwtent......

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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2023, 10:29:18 PM »
These from Advance Auto Parts are supposed to be about 4 inches on the inner Part # NCV82001
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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2023, 02:05:20 AM »
Yep; should be 4 inches as rmick said - even 3.5 is a wee bit shorter than it should be.  I think the axle dudes are only looking at total axle length and bolt/spline pattern.  Probably don't even think about travel within the housing.   That's what happens when the bean counters run the show.
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Re: HELP! Blew my 2nd RF inner axle joint in 2 weeks. Cracked spring maybe?
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2023, 12:21:48 PM »
I measured the 3.5" from the outboard side of the inner housing flange where it meets the diff housing, so seeing that the bearing sleeve runs through that, I would say that total possible bearing travel is 4".

And it was through carquest, same part number as the advance listed above.

 

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