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cv joint

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by The mayor, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I am wondering how hard of a job is it to change the cv joint on a 1990 k1500. I have one that is going bad. Is is somewhat easy or should I take it to a pro.
     
  2. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Very easy, you get a rebuilt shaft and swap them out. Remove the large nut under the hub cap, pull the lower shock mount, then the 6 bolts on the flange and remove it.
     
  3. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    this is a dumb question, but what is the best way to tell if your cv's are going. Also what do they cost.
     
  4. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703


    I have never seen a bad cv joint that didn't have a bad boot. I guess if you do a lot of off roading you might see more.
    Cost runs about 65.00
     
  5. THE05HD

    THE05HD Member
    from WI
    Messages: 74


    65.00 SOUNDS CHEAP.................

    THE CHEAPEST AXLE AROUND HERE FOR A CHEV. TRUCK IS 90.00

    JUST MY THOUGHTS ?
     
  6. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    That was right off Autozone's website. I usually buy parts like that from KOI auto parts. them tend to be about same price and better quality.
     
  7. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    I also have never seen a bad CV joint without a torn boot. The grease they use and the fact that the materials are hardened makes them last a very long time.
    What usually happens is the boots get torn, allowing dirt into the joint, and that tears them right up.