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Have a 96 rodeo 4x4 with all of the front cv joint boots torn.
Does anyone know where I can get rebuilt half shafts? Autozone,Pep Boys,Advance Auto Parts, NAPA, Carquest, Ect,Ect??
 

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Sorry, man, you are out of luck.
No one carries those damn things for our trucks ('96-'97).

The only place you can get them new is the dealer.

Check you'r local junk yards & if you can't find them try http://car-parts.com.
I got mine used from there in pretty good shape , but since i'm lifted tooooo much & running without swaybar i tore the boots again.
 

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It is rather simple and inexpensive to replace the boots yourself and repack your wheel bearings if you have a few hours.

Do you feel that the joints are damaged and that is why you wish to replace them? How long have those boots been torn?

If you do this when you repack the wheel bearings, you'll be able to completely remove the outer joint and the inner races and servicing is that much easier.
 

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Bought the truck used in July it has 128K miles the boots were torn when I got it. Got such a good deal I figured I could put a few bucks in it and still be ok. EVERY THING WORKS and the body and interior are in great shape.
PAID $2,000 I think that was a good deal.
 

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Hmmm tough call on whether or not to service those joints then...

Well if this isn't the daily driver then why not pull them apart and check them out for wear and tear? If it is your DD then it all depends on how much time you have this weekend. Once you pull it all apart, it would suck to discover damage and have nothing to replace it with.

2K sounds like a good deal. I don't know for sure who carries shafts, but I always hear the St Charles guy being mentioned for parts... Maybe he's got them?
 

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St. Charles guy (Merlin) is a Isuzu dealer, who gives discounts to 4x4wire.com members (he's a realy cool guy).
But even with the discount CV's cost around $220 a peace.
 

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Checked with autozone down the street from where I live and they told me they don't stock the shafts BUT they can order them. 180.00 each rebuilt when I take my old ones back they will refund 80.00 each making them 100.00 each. Thanks for all the info. Mike
 

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Mike be ware. It is either a pre '96 shaft or a shaft from a '96 Trooper.
Autoparts stores (Autozone, PepBoys, Napa ) have same part # for both '96 Rodeo & '96 Trooper, but the shaft from the Trooper is 1.5" longer (beleave me i've searched, ordered & returned shafts from every single parts store on the east coast). And everytime i was either from a '96 Trooper or '95 Rodeo (which is also different from ours).

I wish you every bit of luck on this earth so that you can buy it from there.
If you do please, please, please post the Store that you bought it from & the part #, so that in the future it would be easyer for the rest to find it (i personaly am gonna continue to by used shaft for cheap untill i will get custom once made).
 

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I don't know if you've had any luck yet. I'm new to the forum and saw your problem. I'd try the guys at www.cvaxles.com. I have a 95.5 Rodeo and had a terrible time trying to find CV boots for it. They changed the axles several times over a year and a half period and nothing seemed to fit. I had no intention of paying the dealer OVER $100 per boot. I found this site and gave them a call. They had the correct boots in stock and they were cheaper than the aftermarket part stores. You'll need to give them the stamping number from the outside of the CV for them to be able to match it. Hope this helps. Rob
 

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I've had a lot of luck through a place called rockauto.com. They seem to carry about everything available for Isuzu's (not from dealer). I've ordered a LOT of stuff and it's been high quality and great prices. I checked for the half shafts and they have them listed for $90 plus 100 core charge. Plus there a different part number than same year Trooper. Check it out. Hope this Helps.

Dan
 
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