O'Reilly's sells the replacement passenger side cv-axle that ends at the bolted connection to the intermediate bearing for 1996 Camry
(in other words not the whole axle assembly all the way to the transaxle). What is the procedure/how hard is it to break and re-make this bolted connection for the outer cv-axle to the intermediate bearing? My 1996 Camry Wagon has a split outer boot passenger side and is clicking on turns.
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: The boot is split and a lot of grease is gone. I purchased the car last week. I read on-line that if the clicking noise is heard while turning left then its a right side issue. I do not need any help with diagnosing further. The cv axle replacement is only $52 at O'Reilly's. If someone could tell me how to break/re-make the bolted inner cv joint connection to the intermediate bearing that would be a great help, since all the on-line videos show only how to replace the entire assembly all the way to the transaxle.
JA: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing. If no one is able to help me with the question above then I will purchase a full axle assembly from Autozone and follow the procedure in the Haynes Repair manual for the car and the on-line video guidance. Yes, I will fix it myself. I have extensive do-it-yourself auto repair experience and lots of air tools. I willing to tackle just about any job as long as it doesn't involve engine
or transmission removal. I usually take my cars to the shop for timing belt
replacements. Just about everything else I try to do myself.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thanks.