Changing u-joints in the rear drive shaft of a 2006 Ford Escape. Why do I need to use new CV bolts and washers and new u-joint bolts and straps? I do not have new ones and am ready to reinstall.

Asked by Aug 29, 2014 at 09:33 AM about the 2006 Ford Escape Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Changing u-joints in the rear drive shaft of a 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid.  Why do I need to use new CV bolts and washers and new u-joint bolts and straps?  I do not have new ones and am ready to reinstall.

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It will not hurt to use the old one,s,as long as they are not stripped out.

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I didn't change mine either, nor did I replace the center bearing, since both were fine. I just pressed in new u- joints, greased them, and put everything back together. Worked like a charm.

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