CV half shafts.... 93 taurus

i got this 93 taurus, Gl, 3.0 automatic... i got to change the right hand side(passenger) side CV shaft.. its making noise and the boot is all cut up and you can see there is no grease in there and it is metal
to metal.. i see where auto zone, advance auto parts and others sell a remanufacturer half shaft for this car for about $60.. are they any good? and i got the books, Haynes, Helm and they seem pretty easy to remove and replace.. i dont have any special pullers but the haynes book says that you jack it up take off the tire and then the bolt holding the ball joint to the hub and then use a large screw driver or pry bar and then pry out the shaft from the tranmission mount and then make a pulley with some pipe fittings to push out the shaft from the hub( is this necessary or can you just beat it out with a hammer as its not going to be rebuilt(at least no by me).... and when installing the new one is it possible to just use the old nut on the new shaft to pull the shaft back into the hub or do you really need a special pulley to get it back into the hub??? thanks for a reply.....
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No special tools needed, you can just knock it out of the hub with a hammer. Be fairly carfull, dont give them an excuse to deny your core. (It isnt that hard to get it out of the hub anyway)Then when putting the new one in get it started though the hub and use the big nut to pull it in, tighten it to what the book says....(very tight) I wouldnt worry about too much about the quality of the part. It is probably just fine.
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Scott M wrote:

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No problem. Take your time, pay attenion, and all will go smooth. When you need a boot on the other side(or axle) the job will be very easy since you did it once. :)
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jim wrote:

If they have never been changed, your going to have fun taking the nut off the end of the CV shaft (30 MM or so). Shoot some PB blaster or such on it days in advance. You might get lucky, but don't be surprised if you need a powerful air gun or big breaker bar to break it loose. And you will have to buy or borrow that big socket. Be sure to tie the caliper up when you get it all apart.
BOB
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Go with the puller: Hammering will be transmitted through the wheel bearing:Not good.Sometimes you have no alternative but consider what else will feel the blow.

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Have a helper apply the brakes when removing the hub nut:The force will not be transferred to the tranny gears... .
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