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Old 11-10-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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I am about to replace both axle half shafts on my 2000 Bonneville. Does anyone have any experience and/or opinions on what is a better way to go. The pricing seems to be about the same. I have fears of cheap offshore new halfshafts quickly failing. Another thought is a cheaply done cosmetic rebuild job. I have been looking a Autozone Duralast shafts.

There seems to be 2 different shafts depending on the axle ratio FQ3 or F83. I assume there is a chart on the car somewhere that will tell me the details.

Thanks for any info that you can provide. Billk
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on your spare tire cover is a sticker with all your cars codes on it that'll help you decide which shaft and price personally i like new not rebuilt but that'* just me
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If you buy from Auto Zone, you get what you pay for. Save yourself a headache and go to O Reilly'* for some new half shafts.
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Best part is, around here, the Oreilly new half shafts are cheaper than the Autozone remans. Putting a pair of new ones in mine while the motor is out.
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I have run new shafts on my 00 SE and have only had to REreplace the passenger side only because of the outer boot splitting. Oreilley'* new shafts w/lifetime warranty FTW!

148K miles and DS....1 replacement
PS....2 replacements

There was NO core charge either on the new shafts.
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I think I am going to go with the new shafts. I find that I have the F83 3.05 axle ratio. Thanks to all for the help. Billk
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I used a new but non-GM part. It works fine and saved me over a $ 100. Since I had it done at a dealer, I can't remember what it was, but it solved my problem. I would say go new, no matter what the brand.
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i say as long as it has a life time warranty go for it lol
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I got the new half shafts and seals today. Thanks for all the advice. Billk
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Best part is, around here, the Oreilly new half shafts are cheaper than the Autozone remans. Putting a pair of new ones in mine while the motor is out.
I replaced my driver'* side half shaft this past weekend. I originally priced Autzone but then decided to check Oreily'*. It was less than Autozone'* even with my $20 credit!
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