• Tiny
  • kmch61498
  • 2004 Nissan Altima

We recently ran into a huge pot hole and had to replace the front left strut. It turns out that not only was the strut damaged but also the axle. We have a choice of replacing the axle with a new one or having it rebuilt. I am not too comfortable with rebuilted parts on cars; I believe they will eventually cause problems and more expense. What is your opnion; should I get a new one or rebuilt?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 AT 6:17 AM

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  • Tiny
  • 2CarPros Ken
  • Admin
  • 2,895 posts

If you stick to quality rebuilt parts you should be ok. The problem with drive axles is if you were to buy new the cost would be about $550.00. You can get a rebuilt unit from amazon for about $89.00. Re-manufactures replace the CV joint balls and worn parts with new units. Reassemble with new CV boots and you are ready to go.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2006 AT 4:45 PM

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