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What exactly is an outer CV joint and how can I replace one?

I recently got my 2004 VW Passat B5 a new MOT, but they said that an advisory item that would get worse over time were worn outer CV joints. The car creeks when turning on full left lock, though I ...
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Is alignment needed after replacing upper control arms?

My yearly NY inspection revealed a bad upper ball joint and the shop gave me a quote to replace it. One of the line items on the quote was an automatic and irremovable item which read "Auto: alignment ...
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Do I need any special tools to replace a ball joint that appears to be able 'bolt on'?

Every ball joint replacement instructional video or website I've looked up online indicates that to remove the ball joint you must use a special tool to pop the ball out of the socket. When ordering ...
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Is there any way to replace a ripped ball joint boot?

I installed new ball joints tonight. One side went in great. But one of the ball joints, when I was putting it in with the press, the rubber grease boot got pinched and ripped a tiny bit. And some ...
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Do the front wheels turn a little bit on potholes and bumps?

I just replaced the inner and outer tie rods on a vehicle, and some time later was thinking about the linkage. I don't recall if the inner ball joint was at the same location as the inner suspension ...
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Ball joints and boots are constantly in need of replacement?

I have a 2001 Honda Civic. Over the past couple of years I have had to have both front lower ball joints replaced multiple times. The last time I had these replaced I had used my car less than 4,000 ...
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2000 Ford Taurus ABS reluctor ring grinding on lower ball joint

My Taurus started to make a grinding noise in the front. When I looked at it I could see the ABS reluctor ring was grinding on the lower ball joint. My plan is to replace the axles/reluctor rings, but ...
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Impossible to separate ball joint

I'm trying to replace the front control arms in my 2005 bmw 330ci (e46). I'm stuck trying to separate the inner ball joint on the passenger side. I'm using a pickle fork and a hammer. It seems that ...
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Vehicle vibrates when driving past 120kmh, this is after doing a routine clutch change on a Opel Corsa 1.4i

I had a new clutch kit along with the cam belt changed in my 2007 Opel Corsa as routine maintainance. The car was driving well all along... even did 160kmh while driving to the mechanics workshop. ...
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Changing Position of Cotter Pin Hole

The cotter-pin hole of the ball-joint is currently parallel to the control arm, and hence it is difficult to insert a cotter pin. How can it be made perpendicular to the control arm? In other words, ...
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Which is the offside link arm on my suspension?

In the last service on my 2010 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, the mechanic noted "offside link arm ball joint and nuts worn (Facing upward)". I may replace it myself, but I'm not certain which arm they'...
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Do greasable ball joints tend to last longer than sealed ones if they're regularly greased?

I need to replace some ball joints, and I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to get greasable ball joints or if I should get the cheaper sealed ball joints. The difference in price is only about $15,...
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Most important : CAMBELT , SHOK ABSORBER or BALL JOINT

I have got a Peugeot 307 2003 1.6cc Current milage is 97,000+ I got done MOT last week and it passed . Then I had a overall check from Halfords yesterday and got 3 RED points (and many AMBERs!) . ...
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2000 lincoln town car - lower ball joint replacement

The old ball joint that came with the moog lower control arm assembly has a snap ring on it. I am replacing it with a new one from Oreilly's that does not come with a snap ring? My question is: should ...
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Toyota aygo has knocking noises from front and back?

I think I know why the knocking is coming from the front as it just passed it’s MOT with an advisory of the front arm ball joint has slight play. But I have no clue why the back is making a noise, I ...
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Can a slightly bent rim cause an outer CV boot leak?

After a severe pothole, I bent very slightly my front right rim right before a road trip. As the effect wasn't noticeable, I went on my road trip. I noticed the clamp on my CV boot had gone loose on ...
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Can a damaged CV joint cause clunking noise?

It was raining the other day and my tires do not have a lot of tread on them. I was taking this on ramp on too high of speed than I should have and ended up oversteering off the pavement into grass ...
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Can an alignment done wrong damage my ball joints

Alignment was done in 15 minutes., before the alignment car steered fine after the alignment car steered involuntary at times.
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Ball joint did not fit as deep on the new control arm

I just changed the lower control arm on my 2007 Accord EX today. I bought the part from Amazon: Moog RK640290 Control Arm, I checked the new part with the old part and everything look identical but I ...
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What is this ball-joint brackets purpose

I have a Mazda CX-9/280k which needed passenger lower control arm ball joint replaced. The job went fine, however after completion, I was packing up the tools and had the dreaded moment when you find ...
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The wrong control arm for my 2002 Honda Civic?

I have a Civic Hatchback produced in Great Britain in 2001 (living in France). Since I replaced the control arms in 2014 I have had strange problems: I needed to install a washer between the ...
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Clicking and popping sound in passenger side front wheel

Whenever I hot the gas or the brake, I hear a clicking and popping sound on the front right side. I just put in w new CV axle and control arm ball joint. The sound happens during abrupt momentum ...