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2002 S8 Front Axle Replacement

 
Old 05-16-2019, 05:49 PM
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Default PLEASE.. rebuild the OLD CV Axles

your OEM axles will last a VERY long time and are MUCH better than any brand of re-built axle.
I spent $200 getting my old Axles (ALL four) rebuilt. Eight (8) fresh boots were all that was needed.
Removed.. Rebuilt.. Installed.. $200.
I was prepared to get rebuilt axles but the gentleman doing the work suggested checking the axles for wear before ordering.
The dealership quote was $2100 for new Audi axles w/labor (nutz.) pc
Typically the inside boots will not be an issue. Outside boot on driver side went South after 20 years.
Find someone that will re-boot old axles since the will last/perform better than any re-built axle. pc
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by pocketchange View Post
your OEM axles will last a VERY long time and are MUCH better than any brand of re-built axle.
I spent $200 getting my old Axles (ALL four) rebuilt. Eight (8) fresh boots were all that was needed.
Removed.. Rebuilt.. Installed.. $200.
I was prepared to get rebuilt axles but the gentleman doing the work suggested checking the axles for wear before ordering.
The dealership quote was $2100 for new Audi axles w/labor (nutz.) pc
Typically the inside boots will not be an issue. Outside boot on driver side went South after 20 years.
Find someone that will re-boot old axles since the will last/perform better than any re-built axle. pc
Rebuilt everything including joint and boots (used my existing oem)now really pulls smooth but this wheel bearing noise...
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How many miles? I was tempted to do the front wheel bearings when I did CV axle boots on my S8 at 107K as my A8 needed a front wheel bearing at 90K but I decided to leave them for a while.
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Originally Posted by jfrahm View Post
How many miles? I was tempted to do the front wheel bearings when I did CV axle boots on my S8 at 107K as my A8 needed a front wheel bearing at 90K but I decided to leave them for a while.
140k,if they dont make noise i wouldnt replace them
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Yeah thanks,by then I might be in there doing some of the front end tinkertoys.
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