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I have replaced the cv shaft twice and it keeps breaking down! whats the most probable cause for this?

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Try checking the transmission mount. A bad mount causes the transmission to move back and forth too much, causing unnecessary strain on the axle shaft. Also make the shaft is the right length. Too long or too short can also cause the shaft to break.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

  • napajim0303 Feb 01, 2011

    its the motor mount bad design, spend an extra couple of bucks and
    buy a new one which is redisigned napa part # left side 94-8001 rs 94-8002
    parts place you purchased the reman should have known and told you. a-1 cardone and
    many other manufacturers actually state no warranty on reman if failure is due to
    "broken motor mount " new cv shaft around $100.00

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