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I have a 1994 Nissan quest that starts making a clicking noise when I turn the wheel. I'm assuming it is my cv joint that needs to be replaced. Would it just be easier and less time to change The axel shaft, or is it not a hard project to change to cv joint itself?

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If you have never done this before it's best to let a pro do it, you will need a compressor, air tools to disconnect the lower control arm, and upon re-installing the new axle you will have to make sure it goes in correctly or you will have a bad atf leak.!!!!! You will also need the factory repair manual in order to ensure any special procedures are followed.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013

  • megarita420 Oct 14, 2013

    Oh, it wouldnt be me fixing it! I would defiantly mess something up! My brother-in-law is doing it, but I don't want to make it more difficult than it has to be. So would u recommend that I just purchase the cv axle shaft then? (and just noticed 15 min ago that the other side has a small click as well so will have to have both done)

  • GQ-ROD Oct 14, 2013

    It's usually prudent to do both since the other will always break a short time later. Even if it's someone else doing the work make sure they know what they are doing. That being said if he has done it before make sure to match the old part with the new part BEFORE buying the new part, they may not always be the same in the event mid year changes in the production necessitated running changes in design. Otherwise it's a relatively simple straigt forward procedure. Check on youtube.com they show what is involved in doing the job then you can decide if it's something he can do. Good Luck !

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Usually it's better to replace the axle assemblies completely because when they go bad they often damage the other components

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Best approach is to acquire a repair manual for that vehicle. Pep Boys or similar will likely have one..

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Sounds like your thinking in the right area. Up on stands or hoist look for ripped boot, and/or movement at joint.

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