We bought our 1996 Camry in 2000. A year later the axles started to fail so we replaced them in 2001. Then those failed and were replaced in 2006. Those then failed and were replaced in 2012. Now those have failed and I'll be having them replaced tomorrow.
Is that normal for a 96 Camry? That seems insane that axles only last 5 to 6 years. I live in Phoenix so it's hot and dry and usually the CV boots fail, lose all the grease then the axle fails.
This time I'm buying limited lifetime warranty parts so I shouldn't have to pay for the parts anymore. I wish that warranty included the labor though. :-/
At least this time I'm buying the parts myself for $65 and $70 each. The repair in 2012 the mechanic bought them and charged me $170 each.