Practical Solutions to Common CV Axle Problems

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OEM AXLE BEARING BRACKETS

THE PROBLEM:

Some OEM axle bearing brackets are prone to failure because they are made of low-density aluminum and prone to breakage when being pressed onto a new axle bearing.

THE SOLUTION:

NAPA offers replacement brackets made of premium quality forged steel, which are much stronger than the OEM brackets. These brackets available separately or already installed on the correct NAPA replacement axle.

Bearing brackets are available for these common failure applications:

  • 940086 – Mini Cooper 2007 – 2017
  • 949721 – Toyota Highlander/Venza 2008-2017
  • 949722 – Toyota Camry/Avalon 2012-2017
  • 949723 – Toyota Sienna 2004-2010

FORD OEM RETAINING CLIP

THE PROBLEM:

Some Ford and Mazda CV axles use a triangular clip to retain the axle. However, this clip is difficult to install without damaging the clip, the axle oil seal, or even the internal transmission gears. Applications using this clip design include:

  • Ford – Escape and Contour
  • Mazda – Tribute
  • Mercury – Mariner, Mystique, and Cougar

THE SOLUTION:

NAPA now includes the correct alignment tool for these axle applications. This tool centers the clip for proper installation while also protecting the oil seal.

This tool is included with the following NAPA sku’s:
947034 | 947036 | 947049 | 948929 | 940292 | 943004

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