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      Quote Originally Posted by mercdude View Post
      Btw, when you buy 'new' OEM axles, they are also remanufactured.
      I'm not sure this always true if you go the dealer route. Also, they're the same cost or less than other sources.
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      Well, yes, that is what i was thinking (the reason i said the rear driveshaft is spinning but not being driven, I just didn't say it as clearly as you did- and it's ability to take some acceleration front the front therefore masking a CV issue). We're on the same page.

      my concern is i replaced both CV, and have no play (old RF had lots of looseness and LF had a dead boot). Regardless, I had vibration before replacing my CV with the Heri units, so I'm not sure if it's worth it to rebuild what i took out. I don't know if the previous owner replaced the CVs, (in which case i'd be rebuilding some other version of a cheap aftermarket) or if my OEM have 182k on them and might be beyond the point of rebuilding. I feel all my vibration in the wheel, with only a little in the chassis.
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      OEM axles should have a white label with the manufacturer's logo "GKN" printed on it.
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      Wait, so GKN was the OEM manufacturer? Because for my 2006 FWD auto, I can buy GKN axles pretty easily: https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/161...de-New-304743/

      They can be had for less elsewhere, $175 range.

      If this is the case, HECK YEAH. Daddy needs new axles, the boots are done on mine.
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      Quote Originally Posted by leroy_sunset View Post
      Wait, so GKN was the OEM manufacturer? Because for my 2006 FWD auto, I can buy GKN axles pretty easily: https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/161...de-New-304743/

      They can be had for less elsewhere, $175 range.

      If this is the case, HECK YEAH. Daddy needs new axles, the boots are done on mine.
      Not bad if true. Looks like all FCP sells for the P1 are re-manufactured axles - even Volvo branded ones. It wouldn't hurt to try GKN.

      Looking at prices on FCP or other sites I am amazed. I got my set of axles from the dealer brand new for around $900 for the pair. I still have receipts somewhere... Maybe the higher price is factoring in the core charge they don't look forward to getting back?
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      Yes GKN is the manufacturer of Volvo axles. Let us know if the parts match up exactly or not. It's kind of strange that the picture shown on e-europarts doesn't have a balancer on the shaft like the Volvo axles do but it could just be a generic axle picture.
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      Quote Originally Posted by T501 View Post
      Yes GKN is the manufacturer of Volvo axles. Let us know if the parts match up exactly or not. It's kind of strange that the picture shown on e-europarts doesn't have a balancer on the shaft like the Volvo axles do but it could just be a generic axle picture.
      Cool and yep, probably a stock photo.
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      So the manual and auto driveshafts are the same? I'm trying to get my driver CV axle replaced but there's 2 choices; one with 26 splines on the brake disc and one with 36 slides on the same side as well. Are surtrack or a1 cardone reliable brands?

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      ^ NO, they are not. And, the right side awd axles are different than their manual/auto counterparts. But the left side appears to be the same regardless of awd or not.
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      very intersting, that will dramatically cut down on my searching

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      Since you're close-ish to Sac, I would recommend contacting Volvo and Saab auto wreckers. They have low mileage oem axles that will cost you around $120 OTD.
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      https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/161...de-New-304743/

      will this be a decent replacement for my car? according to the thread, the left sides axles are the same, which is what i'm replacing on my fwd 05 s40 t5 6 speed, i'm just a little worried of it not fitting, i dont feel like hassling with return shipping and stuff like that. any help guys?

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      Quote Originally Posted by catdaddy View Post
      https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/161...de-New-304743/

      will this be a decent replacement for my car? according to the thread, the left sides axles are the same, which is what i'm replacing on my fwd 05 s40 t5 6 speed, i'm just a little worried of it not fitting, i dont feel like hassling with return shipping and stuff like that. any help guys?
      If you drive any harder than an elderly female, don't get these cheap axels. Plus I think the automatic vs manual have different splines.


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      The FWD and AWD left axles are the same. But manual and auto are different.
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      Quote Originally Posted by thefisch33 View Post
      If you drive any harder than an elderly female, don't get these cheap axels. Plus I think the automatic vs manual have different splines.


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      You're right I assumed that it was so cheap it couldn't be quality. Just make sure it's for the correct transmission.


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      Quote Originally Posted by thefisch33 View Post
      You're right I assumed that it was so cheap it couldn't be quality. Just make sure it's for the correct transmission.


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      Lol I think you pointed out the GKN/Volvo connection before.
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      I didn't read it I just saw the price and assumed. I was driving at the time haha


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