Cirrus CV axles

Discussion in 'Cirrus' started by kmatheson, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. kmatheson

    kmatheson Guest

    As mentioned in an earlier post, I bought a 2000 Cirrus over the

    I have found another strange thing. On most CV axles that I have
    looked at, there is always the large retainer nut. This is usually
    covered by a another nut that has a place for a cotter pin to pass
    through the axle end, to prevent the large nut from coming off.

    In this case, there is no hole drilled through the axle end for this
    purpose. Is this the way that they are done now, or is it possible
    that the axles were replaced at some point by lesser quality ones?

    While I have never head of one of these coming loose, I would be more
    comfortable knowing that there is something there to prevent the nut
    from working it's way loose.

    Thank you,

    Kirk Matheson
    kmatheson, Feb 21, 2007
  2. kmatheson

    maxpower Guest

    It is a lock nut and does not require a cotter pin

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, Feb 21, 2007
  3. kmatheson

    kmatheson Guest

    Thanks. That is what I was hoping. My 1998 Stratus has the cotter
    pins, so that is why I was wondering.

    The next thing I need to do is get the "power steering high pressure
    hose" recall done. The previous owner didn't have it done.

    kmatheson, Feb 21, 2007
  4. kmatheson

    maxpower Guest

    The recall says it should take more then so much time to do, But Chrysler
    doesn't give a Shit about the technicians working on these vehicles and if
    you bring the vehicle in on a wait basis plan to sit around for a few hrs
    while the car cools off before the technician even brings the vehicle in. We
    have to have our arms all over the back of engine performing these recalls
    and it gets hot.
    My suggestion to you is schedule the vehicle for a nite drop.

    Just a thought unless you have lots of time on your hands

    maxpower, Feb 21, 2007
  5. kmatheson

    greybuck84 Guest

    I never would have thought of that. I'll probably go with the night
    drop route. How long does it usually take to cool down so that it can
    be worked on? Is one or two hours usually enough?

    greybuck84, Feb 21, 2007
  6. kmatheson

    maxpower Guest

    Most people don't and get pissed off at the dealer when they should be
    complaining to Chrysler, depending on the outside ambient temp determines
    how fast things cool down. 2 hrs should be enough time, but if it is a nite
    drop tell them to keep it for the day
    maxpower, Feb 22, 2007
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