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cv shaft

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by royallawn, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. royallawn

    royallawn Senior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 156

    blew out my cv shaft, how hard to replace myself?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,750

    More info than that needed.
  3. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 617

    It is more heavy duty job then a hard technical job. Do not tackle unless you have a 1/2" impact gun, complete set 1/2" drive socket set, and you have worked on cars more then just light work.
  4. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Well said. Might I add, don't use the impact to tighten the axle nut or you will be replacing the bearing pretty soon too. It has a specific torque it needs to be set to. If your not a regular wrench, its worth paying to have it done, rather than fight with it yourself
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,034

    It's pretty simple to do and you don't need an impact gun. If your mechanically inclined you shouldn't have a problem doing it the first time. You can also google it and I'm sure you'll find a thread somewhere on how to do it.
  6. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    should take you about an hour to do it. I just did one about a month and a half ago. part was $55 or so at napa and then a core charge. and you can borrow a torque wrench and the right socket for free at any parts store. good luck
  7. Conmancounty

    Conmancounty Member
    Messages: 33

    Well depending what yr it is there is 6 bolts at the pig side of the cv shaft and the center nut at the wheel. The center nut should be a 36 mm. Then pull the bottom shock bolt move the shock out of the way should slide out the bottom toward the center of vehicle. I just replaced the one on my 2000 2500 silverado like burkartsplow said it should take about an hr. If you google it there is a youtube about replacing these. Good Luck.
  8. royallawn

    royallawn Senior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 156

    whats an impact? no, just kidding. i have impact, all the sockets and am mechanicaly inclined. have shop and everything needed. just never changed one before but looks like i will now. made it thru the snow atleast. thanks for the info.
  9. royallawn

    royallawn Senior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 156

    i'm going to tackle it tommorow. it's a 91. is the center nut still 36mm?
  10. Conmancounty

    Conmancounty Member
    Messages: 33

    that i am not sure. if you have a good parts store they should be able to tell you.
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes and it torques to 175 ft lb.

    Spin the axle nut off, pull the six inner axle bolts (15mm), remove the caliper, remove the sway bar endlink and disconnect the inner tierod from the center link and simply pull the axle in toward the center of the truck and out of the control arm. Easy job really,
  12. purpleranger519

    purpleranger519 Senior Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 536

    Not a hard job at all...B&B gave you the steps on how to remove it. You want pictures along with it go to ChevyTalk and search the forum, there should be plenty.