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Old 12-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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Honda Accord Axle Replacement?

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Anybody have any experience with Honda's? My old car (1997 Honda Accord LX, 4 door, 5sp Auto) has been clicking when applying the throttle with the wheel turned. It's my axle boots which are torn. I will most likely have to replace the axles. Anybody know how hard of a job this is/how much it would cost?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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Google is your friend.

FWIW, replace your front brake rotors and wheel bearings while you're at it. They are inboard on these cars so you have to pull the hub every time you want to replace the brakes. You're going to have it all apart anyway so might as well.

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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^this.

Its retardedly easy. I got kind of mad how easy it was in relation to my M3.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #4
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Stupid question.....

Is replacing teh AXLE the same as replacing the CV joint? By the way AfghanScarface, on the M3 you're talking about your rear drive axle right?

I have absolutely no idea what the difference between
http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/199..._assembly.html
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http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/199...joint_kit.html

is, and why the CV joint kit is so much more expensive.

By the way that video....OMFG TURN THE MUSIC OFF!!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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From what I can tell, that axle assembly includes the CV joints. So I'm not sure why the kit is so much more expensive...
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #7
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I replaced it on sister's 01 Honda. Not hard at all
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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you need a cv axle, it's cake, i do em all the time

get a new cardone,only ones i find hold up a while, and get the clip that holds it in oem, i don't trust the aftermarket clips regardless

http://www.cardone.com/find-parts/ve...cord&year=1997

scroll down to cv axles, chose which you need , then run that number on ebay

you will need a haynes manual for tq specs on which joint you chose to take apart, can be done a few diff ways, and hub axle nut tq, or you could join honda tech forums and ask

http://honda-tech.com/


here is the schematic for the clip,#7,copy and paste that long part number, i also search ebay for these as well

http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...ry5=DRIVESHAFT


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set ring

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40
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Seems like PartsGeek.com has better prices than eBay. http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/199..._assembly.html

What's with the huge differences in the core charge? Some have none, some have $10 some have a core charge worth more than the part itself? Even out of the all the Cardone's I have no idea what to pic! I need it for my Inline 4, ABS. There's even 2 axles by Cardone that look exactly the same for the same specs but one has a $75.00 core charge. wtf
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dude, do what you want, wana play the price game , go right ahead

i've owned and worked on hondas for 25+ yrs

forget the fin core and learn reading comprehension

there is one right and 2 left depending on tranny for the 4cyl


i gave you the best price/quality cv combo, cardone..new
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lol @ replacing 10 other things along with an axle.

I swear some of you are dealership worthy with the way you entice others into purchasing more than they need.

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dude, do what you want, wana play the price game , go right ahead

i've owned and worked on hondas for 25+ yrs

forget the fin core and learn reading comprehension

there is one right and 2 left depending on tranny for the 4cyl


i gave you the best price/quality cv combo, cardone..new
Jesus. I guess I was just confused by the fact that the New Front Rights don't specify if it's for an "automatic" or "standard". Guess it doesn't matter for the front right. The new axles also don't specify if it's for ABS, but I assume they make them with the ABS compatible ring because the non-ABS is compatible with it also.

Thanks for the help though I appreciate it. Sorry for bein a noob. heh heh
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lol @ replacing 10 other things along with an axle.

I swear some of you are dealership worthy with the way you entice others into purchasing more than they need.
10 other things?


if you think the clip that holds the axle in isn't important that's your biz, sure aftermarket axles come with em, i've seen them not work correctly, oem clip is a small price to pay for peace of mind that your tranny fluid isn't spewing out on the highway, i'd rather pay for a $7 clip than a 1k tranny

if you think owning a car without a shop manual that has tq specs is ok, again, that's your biz

the hub axle nut has a tq spec for a reason
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Jesus. I guess I was just confused by the fact that the New Front Rights don't specify if it's for an "automatic" or "standard". Guess it doesn't matter for the front right. The new axles also don't specify if it's for ABS, but I assume they make them with the ABS compatible ring because the non-ABS is compatible with it also.

Thanks for the help though I appreciate it. Sorry for bein a noob. heh heh
right independent of tranny

as for abs, there wasn't an option at cardone, if you'd like, you can run it thru majestic honda and see if the oem part number is the same for the axle with abs or without...............abs is all attached to the hub, not sure if it would change the axle but don't quote me
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:57 PM   #16
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after owning a 98 civic i would say that if you have ANY mechanical ability you can fix pretty much anything on these cars. never changed a thermostat in my life and i was back in the house less than 15 minutes later. you can find a lot of detailed DIY for these cars. do it yourself or else youre gonna be kicking youself in the ass. take the money you save on install and buy OEM Honda axels. if it lasted 15 years you should probably trust them again.

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right independent of tranny

as for abs, there wasn't an option at cardone, if you'd like, you can run it thru majestic honda and see if the oem part number is the same for the axle with abs or without...............abs is all attached to the hub, not sure if it would change the axle but don't quote me
The eBay links for the securing clip, when I type in my 1997 Honda Accord, they're telling me it's not compatible. Just because it's for an Acura? This Axle Securing clip seals in my Tranny Fluid? I don't recall any of those videos mentioning tranny fluid being involved.
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as for abs, there wasn't an option at cardone, if you'd like, you can run it thru majestic honda and see if the oem part number is the same for the axle with abs or without...............abs is all attached to the hub, not sure if it would change the axle but don't quote me
I bought the 2 axles, and yes I also do believe it's just attached on the hub and should be interchangeable. So if they come without the notched ring for ABS, I should be able to take it off my current axle and replace it onto my new ones (although I assume it's quite a bitch). My ABS doesn't work anyway....
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Why dont you just go to autozone? Pick one up for basically the same price, you dont have to worry about shipping charges, and it will come with a lifetime warranty.
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Why dont you just go to autozone? Pick one up for basically the same price, you dont have to worry about shipping charges, and it will come with a lifetime warranty.
the quality is not the same as oem honda. and its not a lifetime warranty. they said that about my window regulator
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