Axel shaft removal

Al streichea001 at
Thu Feb 9 17:48:02 PST 2012

Kneale, I have asked for a quote from Raxles. We'll see how much they are. I 
don't need anything to last more than 5 years.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Kneale Brownson
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 4:38 AM
To: quattro at
Subject: Re: Axel shaft removal

This is why I purchase replacement axles from Raxles.  They do not grind
out the housings and install larger balls.

On 2/9/2012 6:16 AM, Tony Hoffman wrote:
> The bigger ball bearings are due to the rebuild. What they do during a
> rebuild is grind the grooves out more to eliminate the pockets worn in, 
> and
> substitute the original ball bearings with larger ones to take up the 
> slack.
> Are you sure you got the outer nuts tight as well? If not, it will ruin a
> wheel bearing pretty quickly, though the noise you describe doesn't sound
> like it to me.
> Tony
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:08 AM, Al<streichea001 at>  wrote:
>> PS. I must have received a bad CV driveshaft. I ran it for about 5 miles
>> doing small shopping trips yesterday 2/7/12. Today I was taking the wife 
>> to
>> dialysis and it sounded like big marbles rolling around or like a lose 
>> nut
>> rolling around in a hub cap. The only difference I could see between my 
>> old
>> axle and this new one, was the balls looked a lot bigger on the inner 
>> joint
>> of the new axle.  Other than that, they appeared to be the same.
>> So I may need to reorder from the mainland, again. No stock on this 
>> island.
>> More later.
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