Install the OEM axles yourself, save on labor expenses and get an alignmentI swapped in a Napa passenger side CV axle. I decided to do this since I had been hearing creaking noise since before the strut install and wondered if it might be coming from the wobbly fitting CV axle as shown above. Was fairly easy to do and I needed to be done since my work week was starting
I was actually going to do the drivers side as well. Unfortunately, I could not get a puller tool to fit on that side and I could not budge it any other way. I was out of time as well. I was also trying to diagnose a front end noise I have been chasing so I thought they could help with that too.Install the OEM axles yourself, save on labor expenses and get an alignment
I tried both of those methods. I'm not one to give up easily, but didn't want to break anything and ran out of time. I'll be talking to the shop about swapping the aftermarket axles for OEM today.The driver side will usually pop out with a pry bar or large flat head screwdriver if pulling it straight out doesn’t work. You shouldn’t need a slide hammer/puller for the drivers side.
Good for you Jack !So I decided to go ahead and buy OEM axles.
How do you know this ? Because that's what the Honda .com parts outlets are saying ? Any dealership can do a nationwide search for you.Unfortunately it seems that no one has them and they are on nationwide backorder.
That's because there is none - they all SUCK !Otherwise, I don't know which aftermarket would be better to go with. I read somewhere that Cardone are good but it seems there isn't much info about good quality aftermarket axles.