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August 28, 2013, 4:10 pm

Kide S
 

Question: did i buy the wrong cv joint?

Hi ,
I purchased a pair of cv joints for my 2000 civic however when my mechanic was trying to fit it on the axle , it refused to budge as the teeth were according to him "were the abs type" and the type I had is non abs. Can you explain that term to me as he didn't and now I'm stock with two cv joints that don't fit my car ?


September 9, 2013, 6:42 am

Elizabeth K
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Some cars have ABS (anti-lock brakes) and some don't. The ABS system has sensors on the CV axles, and it's possible that the ones with those sensors are different than the ones without them. Go to any auto parts website and look up both parts--if they have different part numbers, they are not compatible. If they are the same part number, your mechanic is mistaken.


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