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[OP]
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CV shaft rebuild

Hi all, need to replace my front drivers side CV shaft for my wife's 2013 Audi Q5 and cannot find any parts online locally anywhere.

Does anyone know where I can locate this part or anyone in the GTA that does a rebuild?
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[OP]
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Thanks trying to stay away from the dealer since they are asking $1000 + taxes and I only plan on keeping the car one more season.
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Buy a used one - car-part.com
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Front or rear? Rock Auto has it listed but OOS. Cardone part# 667452 for front, says it's the same for left or right. However the OE part# looks like it could be either of 8R0407271B or 8R0407271G. ECS says the former is for "up to MY2012" and the other is "from MY2013" but sometimes that is not right--you gotta make sure before you buy the part. New part is darn expensive, $1200 USD looks like so $1k CAD seems like a "deal" but I guess you don't want to buy a new one in this case...

Aftermarket or reman ones will be much cheaper but looks like the 8R0407271B version ECS has an aftermarket (GKN, OE quality) for $250 USD but the other one is still like $650 USD for aftermarket. Your best bet may be to source a used one from a yard, there should be enough wrecked Q5s out there as it's a pretty popular vehicle. There are also rebuild/reboot kits but I'm only lseeing them for the "up to MY12" version again.

I checked FCP Euro for you... They have the GKN of 8R0407271B for about the same price but they don't have the other one at all.

You need to figure out which one you need, unless you have the VAG part# already? You can also check with these guys: https://www.raxles.com/ to see if they have one for you. Yes these places are all US-based but good luck trying to find anything online from Canadian places lol. Tried GermanParts.ca but came up with nothing--you could try calling those guys.
[OP]
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Wow thanks for this info, looking for front driver side and yes I noticed they are the same.

Will try to see if I can source one from a yard.
ES_Revenge wrote: Front or rear? Rock Auto has it listed but OOS. Cardone part# 667452 for front, says it's the same for left or right. However the OE part# looks like it could be either of 8R0407271B or 8R0407271G. ECS says the former is for "up to MY2012" and the other is "from MY2013" but sometimes that is not right--you gotta make sure before you buy the part. New part is darn expensive, $1200 USD looks like so $1k CAD seems like a "deal" but I guess you don't want to buy a new one in this case...

Aftermarket or reman ones will be much cheaper but looks like the 8R0407271B version ECS has an aftermarket (GKN, OE quality) for $250 USD but the other one is still like $650 USD for aftermarket. Your best bet may be to source a used one from a yard, there should be enough wrecked Q5s out there as it's a pretty popular vehicle. There are also rebuild/reboot kits but I'm only lseeing them for the "up to MY12" version again.

I checked FCP Euro for you... They have the GKN of 8R0407271B for about the same price but they don't have the other one at all.

You need to figure out which one you need, unless you have the VAG part# already? You can also check with these guys: https://www.raxles.com/ to see if they have one for you. Yes these places are all US-based but good luck trying to find anything online from Canadian places lol. Tried GermanParts.ca but came up with nothing--you could try calling those guys.
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Theres a Chinese guy that rebuilds CV axles in Etobicoke for a 100 bucks.
Check kijiji.
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OP, check out these guys.

https://www.globalrackpinion.ca/
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get it from the dealer almost all the aftermarket ones have issues with in a year
[OP]
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Thank you all for the suggestions and input!

From what i gather, a rebuild or sourcing used OEM parts is better than non OEM, correct?

Btw, I found a used OEM CV shaft from a wrecking yard yard for $150...going to check it out today.
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q1w2e3r4 wrote: Btw, I found a used OEM CV shaft from a wreaking yard for $150...going to check in out today.
If you only plan on keeping the car another year, and the stock new one is over $1k, yeah I'd definitely pick this up. Hopefully it has some kind of warranty (at least a week) so it's at least not gonna have an issue after installation, but sounds like a good idea to me.
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Love RFD for the helpful inputs!

I called these guys today, and was quoted $225 for a rebuilt OEM Axle with a new outer CV joint with 1 year warranty. ($300 but gets knocked down to $225 if I give them my old CV shaft back)

Btw the wrecking yard offers 60 day warranty, for $75 price difference I will probably go with the rebuilt over the wrecking yard to get the extra 10 months warranty.

Thanks all for your help!
will888 wrote: OP, check out these guys.

https://www.globalrackpinion.ca/

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