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elektrateq
03-19-2007, 10:23 PM
So i bought a cv joint from Napa in November. I havn't had time to install it and i lost the reciept so I decided to take it in to the mechanic and have them put it in. Well it seems that the part is bad and of course now i find teh receipt. So now i'm gonna return it but i still have to pay the mechanic all over again!!! What a pain!!! I don't have much cash laying around to spend either. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

hyoctane
03-19-2007, 10:34 PM
Buy another one and tell them to give you two receipts, one for your wife/gf doing the finances and then one for your files for the car. After a few days, return the faulty one w/ one of the receipts. No harm no foul.

Ricksta
03-19-2007, 10:34 PM
cv joints is quite possibly the easiest quick fix you can do to your car. my suggestion to you is to get your new cv and put it in yourself it'll take you all of 30 minutes

2kSnakEater
03-19-2007, 10:49 PM
I wish I would of met Ricky before I had the wife's CVs replaced. Its actualy quite easy.

90CelicaST
03-20-2007, 05:34 AM
elektrateq, do you not come into Kingston/Rome anymore? If you are down here, we can definitely get it in(if the old one is drivable).

grayscale
03-20-2007, 08:30 AM
cv joints is quite possibly the easiest quick fix you can do to your car. my suggestion to you is to get your new cv and put it in yourself it'll take you all of 30 minutes
Ha! That depends on the car. I had to get a CV axle puller with a slide hammer to get mine out.

85gtsblackman
03-20-2007, 08:50 AM
my stx was simple

my camry was a pain but moreso of how the thing sat in there

my gts, there good and its rwd :bigthumbu

alltracman78
03-20-2007, 11:41 PM
So i bought a cv joint from Napa in November. ... Well it seems that the part is bad

There is a reason I harp about buying OEM parts.....

90CelicaST
03-21-2007, 12:26 AM
cv joints is quite possibly the easiest quick fix you can do to your car. my suggestion to you is to get your new cv and put it in yourself it'll take you all of 30 minutes
Certain Hondas I have worked on do not fall under this category. Two pull bars and a can of wd40 later. It still wouldn't come off( the nut holding it on). The impact didn't work either...

waytooslow
03-21-2007, 07:00 AM
The worst offender of all is the Ford Escort. I've spent *hours* with a 20lb sledge and a punch (and penetrant, and MAP torch...) trying to beat the damn things out of the hubs. As for the Celi, I replaced both halfshafts about 5k ago, and both were incredibly easy.