- May 25, 2005
- Northern Michigan
In checking the front end of the 2003 Camry it seems the passenger side CV axle has quite a bit of play in it. I've been chasing down a vibration that cropped up after remounting the all season tires several weeks ago. The tires have less than 10k miles and the shop said the balance was spot on...tires also seem OK with no observed wobble on the balancer. The shop agreed that the play in the axle seemed excessive and that could be causing the vibration (years ago I had a similar problem with my old minivan and after multiple balancing and a new set of tires it turned out to be a CV axle...new axles cured the issue. The car currently has 98k miles and is in fine shape. If I do end out changing out the axles, what is a good brand? Prices are all over the place and I know quality is too. The last time I purchased any they were Carquest brand for the minivan. They were ok, no issues. That was a few years back. Any thoughts on just going with the Carquests? The price is right on them but I have no idea if they're a quality unit.