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Old 10-26-2014, 03:06 PM
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I need new cv axles for my 1999 4runner. Is there a place in town that sells reman toyota cv axles? If not, what are some alternatives besides new cv's from the dealer?
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:33 PM
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I got some rebuilt birfields for my 80 series about 3 1/2 years ago from CVJ Axles, Inc.. They have served me well. Probably worth a try.

They specifically list 4Runners on their home page.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:10 PM
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Thanks Dan, I will give them a call tomorrow.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:49 PM
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For at least the 100 Series, reman cv's do not last at all and everyone ends up just buying OEM in the long run. YMMV.
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Toyota reman axles from the dealer are typically the way to go in terms of quality. If they still sell them. I have seen things like my steering rack only available as new lately even though a year before Derek was able to get me a reman rack for much less. In which case CVJ has a nice reman rack. So yes they may be a great option for you for an axle.
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:55 PM
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The last two CV axles I have replaced (a friend's '91 4-Runner, and my brother's 96 T100) we got them from CVJ. Interestingly enough, that's what Stevinson West had for one of them (CVJ remans).

Even Toyoa-purist Dan would buy them from CVJ again.

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Old 10-26-2014, 07:00 PM
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how bad is the axle? If the boot is just ripped, you can get a rebuild kit for pretty cheap from Toyota
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When you replace the axles, be sure to buy new seals. I highly recommend getting two seals for the passenger side, and installing BOTH.

This is much easier to do than setting the seal at exactly 7 mm depth, AND, with a Reman axle, you are probably 50/50 with having leak at the seal on the passenger side.

Doesn't matter where it is from, they do not weld and re-machine the stub that goes into the diff, and the seals actually wear the axle down. Because every truck is slightly different, your reman'd will have a good chance of having more wear than your seals can tolerate.

I had one NAPA brand, and TWO OEM from toyota do the same. LOTS of gear lube down the underside of the truck that took 4 or 5 car washes to finally clean off.

Looked around online, found out this was a very common problem, and this was the solution. Working great so far, zero leaks.
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