That's what I was thinking. Ideally you shouldn't have to replace Axles THAT often unless you're hard on them (slamming the pedal at every light, slamming on the brakes, etc etc).I'd vote new OEM over aftermarket or used but that's my $0.02.
This. Or forgetting to put any kind of grease on the axle splines. I've seen that happen a lot.Was it incorrect installation perhaps that caused the premature failure? Possibly a leaking CV boot?
I can't speak for Volvo's axles. But when i was doing truck axles I had always properly greased them before putting them into my front diff. Volvo may be very different. But I imagine you'd at least have to have some kind of axle grease on the side the wheel hub is on.I dont recall seeing my mechanic put any sort of grease anywhere. Just straight from the box. Also i dont know if its worth to mention that my car is lowered with h&r springs. Well, i dont know if its worth to rebuild what i have now and probably cheaper to buy the empi axles. The only advantage in buying the used one is the lifetime warranty replacement.