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I have to replace the rear right axle in my 280 zx i ordered the part from an auto part store and their the cv axles the bolt pattern isnt the same on the wheel hub side. is there somthing else i need

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No if the axle does not match it's wrong possibly the oppisete side, I have seen many axle's boxed wrong in my time as a of a mechanic go to a different shop, also while replacing the axle replace the axle shaft bearing in the hub it's not that much work and it will keep you from tearing it apart again, if the shaft is bad then you can bet the axle shaft bearing will go out soon.

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