okay, changed out driver side cv axle with some difficulty. Today ended up
changing out the passenger side. Compared up the old one with the new one
and I notice the remanufactured one I bought doesnt have the dynamic
dampener on the half shaft. And I aint about to disasemble the newer one to
slide the older one on the shaft. My question is....is it necessary? From
the looks of it, its too small to even damper anything in my opinion...its
just a small rubber thing with barely any weight and is attached similar to
the both boots with a band..how the hell does this thing damper anything?
If it didn't do anythibng, do you think Ford would have spent the money to
install iit in the first place? It doesn't take much to change the harmonic
frequency of a system, so don't under estimate it value. On the other hand
what it "fixed" might not be something you would notice. If the car seems
fine to you without it, then you are good to go.
On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 07:24:46 -0400, C. E. White wrote:
Well, Im not worrying about it now...cause after installing the autozone cv
axle version, I found out they sold me a damm lemon. Test drive was with
clickling and poping sounds on left turns. Right there I knew autozone
should open up a fruit stand for the all the lemons theyve been selling me
over the years..if this next replacement from autozone fails..im just gonna
have to bite the bullet and probably get an oem.
On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:52:43 -0400, Edwin T. wrote:
Well lucky for autozone, the second swap out of cv axle finnally worked and
now the thing is running fine. No more clicking and poping sounds and seems
much much stiffer and secure than before. However, the replacement also
didnt seem to have the harmonic balancer. It runs fine without it and I
cant really seem to tell the difference. Im assuming maybe its for very
high speeds on the highway. Checked alldata d.i.y.shop manuals and it shows
it in the parts explosion, but didnt mention nothing there about it.
(unless alldata didnt post the whole shop manual)But then again, the car is
near 300k mileage and I never drive it fast or too hard. The thing is
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