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02/2019: Practical Solutions to Common CV Axle Problems

02/2019: Practical Solutions to Common CV Axle Problems

Practical Solutions to Common CV Axle Problems OEM Axle Bearing BracketsProblem: 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. Solution: TrakMotive...

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11/2018: TrakMotive Addressing Common CV Axle Issues

11/2018: TrakMotive Addressing Common CV Axle Issues

Removal & Installation Issues Removal Problem: Prying and striking the axle during removal often causes the circlip to become caught and damages both the axle and transmission splines. Solution: Use a CV removal tool that attaches to a slide hammer is the best...

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11/2018: Addressing Subaru HD Axle OE Binding Issues

11/2018: Addressing Subaru HD Axle OE Binding Issues

TrakMotive™ Subaru HD Axles Solve OE Binding Issues Problem: The original OE design relies on the inboard and outboard joint to provide all linear travel for the axle. However this axle design will often create a binding issue when installed on vehicles where the...

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04/2018: A Visual Look At CV Axle Joints

04/2018: A Visual Look At CV Axle Joints

A Visual Look At CV Axle Joints A New CV Axle is the Best Replacement Practice to Ensure Proper Fit & Long Lasting Performance CV joint housings are typically forged from iron billets. After the joint is machined, induction heat treating is used to harden wear...

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10/2017: Top 4 Warning Signs of a Worn Window Regulator

10/2017: Top 4 Warning Signs of a Worn Window Regulator

It takes multiple presses to roll the window up or down - Under normal operation, the window is supposed to roll up or down when you press the button. Some vehicles have... Window speed is slower or faster than usual - If you press the window button and notice that...

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6/2016: Tech Bulletin—CV Axle Installation Tips

6/2016: Tech Bulletin—CV Axle Installation Tips

Tip #1 Prior to installation, make sure to physically match the replacement unit with the original unit. Sometimes replacement units may not appear the same as the original unit, but will function properly. Pay close attention to: a. Overall compressed length b. Inner...

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1/2016: Tech Bulletin—Window Regulator Installation Tips

1/2016: Tech Bulletin—Window Regulator Installation Tips

Do the job right the first time with these window regulator installation tips. Tip #1 Check Window Seals and Run Channels for excessive wear. Note: Any wear of these parts can create more friction on the glass which will cause more stress on the Window Regulator. Tip...

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