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Too much time driving and going cross eyed... Figured nice cool dry weather today,let’s do the right side cv axle ,tie rod end and ball joint.

probably do the left side ball joint and tie rod end too. Parts have only been here for 6 months!LOL...

Got the cv axle out. Inner joint was hooped. Both tie rod end and ball joint on left side were worn out and very loose too.

Just need to put the cv axle back in and the left side is ready to button up. 

Taking a beverage break and waiting for my extra hand to arrive to help slide the cv axle back in.

My daughter likes helping.. Good therapy for her during recovery from injuries and PTSD,,!!

I did the drivers side cv axle recently so it is good.

All these others are OEM with 440,000 km on them!

Good to do something with my hands besides shift gears!

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All done, drives so quiet and smooth now.

didnt realize how worn out the front end had got.

The old body isn’t too happy with me now,but a hot soaker tub for an hour helped a bit. 

It would be nice to have a big shop and hoist,but I make do with what I have.

 

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Sometimes it feels good to get something done on the car, then it feels even better that its over. 

 

This serves as a good reminder, I bought two new cv shafts for mine a few years ago. Did the left one first, that stopped the noise. The right one is still on the shelf, I should probably do it soon lol. 

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I really need to show my Jetta some love! Tie rod and CV joints 

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The tie rod ends and ball joints are pretty straightforward and simple.

parts are cheap from Cascade German in Portland.

A quiet car that has firm steering and suspension drives much nicer.

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On 6/16/2018 at 7:10 AM, Abbyfireguy said:

The tie rod ends and ball joints are pretty straightforward and simple.

parts are cheap from Cascade German in Portland.

A quiet car that has firm steering and suspension drives much nicer.

Cascade German is my go to place for parts. 

Ultra fast delivery and great prices. 

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