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    Default Triton CV joint replacement

    While en route home from Namibia/Botswana, I noticed signs of oil/grease on the right hand front wheel. Torn cv joint boot, I thought. I was in Johannesburg at the time, so I took the vehicle to the Driveshaft Centre at Motor City in Strydom Park on Malibongwe. Diagnosis was that the cv boot was torn and the cv joint needed to be replaced. I gave the go ahead, and was soon mobile again. Service was good and they kept me up to date with progress. The job carries a 24 month warranty.

    Question is: has anyone had dealings with these guys? At the price, I am sure the replacement was not a genuine Mitsubishi part - should I be worried about a no-OEM part? I live in the E Cape, so not easy to go back if there are issues.
    Thanks for your views.
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    Default Re: Triton CV joint replacement

    Was the CV making a noise? Why did it need replacing?
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    Default Re: Triton CV joint replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by ZuluCowboy View Post
    Was the CV making a noise? Why did it need replacing?
    Wasn't making a noise. I presume due to the torn boot, dust and grit got in and caused wear.
    Triton 3.2 A/T D/Cab 4x4 (EGR blanked, Remapped, 63mm zorst)
    BL Vlooi 295
    Platkar - Rav4
    Previously: Isuzu "LUV", Disco D1 TDi, KZ-TE
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    Default Re: Triton CV joint replacement

    Are you talking about SAJCO (I think that's their location)? I've used them 3 times over the last 10 years and haven't had a comeback... furthermore the Honda Sandton (my platkar) dealership recommended them on a repair a few years back too.

    So... cant give you guarantees, but I have been happy with their workmanship, price and durability of parts in the past. However, anything is possible and we DO "live in interesting times"

    Good luck and good to hear that you got back on the road and home safe. Its never pleasant when you have car issues on a trip.

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