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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 ...
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3.3 Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 CV joint. Replaced them but now have vibration when accelerating. Is sur tack the best replacement part?

It all went together well but now it vibrates when accelerating. Is sur Tack a best replacement joint? Wondering if there is a better manufacturer.
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CV JOINT ? OR DRIVE SHAFT?

Hi I noticed a small rattle sound when turning a bend while free wheeling. The mechanic found a horizontal bit of play in the right hand outer cv joint. We replaced the whole drive with second hand ...
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How to spot CV joint with sawdust inside

In Europe it's pretty common to see sawdust (yes the thing you buy for your hamster) to be put in the boot of CV joint when selling used cars. The reason for this is that when you go check the car the ...
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Is my CV joint going bad? What are the risks of not fixing it immediately?

A while ago, my car started making clicking noises when I made sharp turns at low speed, at a rate clearly dependent on speed (about 5 clicks/sec at 5 km/h). Today, as I was driving, I started ...
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2003 Ford Ranger 6 cyl. 4.0

I blew the CV boot on my truck yesterday after having all the hubs, rotors, brakes, and a tune up done. I do not think it should have happened. I kept telling the shop that the truck was not running ...
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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 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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Are split cv boots any good?

If you have a leaking cv boot there are these split cv boots you can use to replace them. you can basically wrap the cv boot around and glue it together without disassembling the wheel, axle etc then ...
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Does rolling ball sound mean cv boot is leaking, cv joint is faulty or other?

I currently have one inner and outer cv boot linking on the same axle(or driveshaft - not sure what the correct terms is). Mechanic looked and it and told me it hasn't progressed too far to damage ...
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Can a very lowered suspension cause cv joint to leak?

Car is a civic vti 1999 currently at 160k miles and looking rusty underneath. The suspension has been lowered so much it is a nightmare to ride over humps. Just found that I have leaking cv joints. ...
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Changing cv joint on Expedition

When changing cv joint should we replace the seal? Right now the front diff to the first rubber of cv joint is wet/has diff oil on it.
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Honda 1999 Odyssey How to know if front control arms and cv shafts need replacement

My mechanic's service writer (in total it's a 3-person team, he and two mechanics) informed me that my front lower control arms and cv shaft assemblies need to be replaced. How can I know for sure he'...
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How long does it take to wear out cv joint boot?

What is the recommended time to replace CV Axle on Chevrolet Suburban?
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Can't get shaft into transmission

I have a 2WD drive 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2.4... I have been frustrated trying to get this part in for 2 days. I am trying to replace my CV axle but for the life of me, I cannot get this shaft ...
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What is the clunking sound that happens from 5 to 30 mph

I have a clunky rubbing noise that happens at around 5 mph, gets louder then subsides around 30 mph, sounds like the rear but that may be an illusion. When I hot he breaks, it stops, also as I said ...
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Are exploding axles common?

I just got my '99 Subaru Foresters front CV axles both replaced two weeks ago, but just this last Friday while I was driving home one of the new axles "exploded". I'm wondering if that's something ...
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FWD open diff car with one failed CV joint. Would this get me home?

A couple of days ago I was driving a 5-speed Manual RHD 2002 Mercedes W168 A-Class CDI 170 Elegance and the offside front CV joint broke. This left me stranded a few miles from home and I have to ...
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Growling/grinding sound in 2007 Pontiac G6

Car: 2007 Pontiac G6, 140k miles, well-maintained recently replaced all brake pads and rotors Problem: I hear a grinding or growling sound when I'm driving. The sound starts around when I'm going ...
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Vibration when turning

I don't have a lot of experience, but I try to do what I can myself. I am trying to diagnose a vibration in the frontend of a 2011 Honda Pilot 2wd. This vibration is coming from the driver front wheel ...
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Damaged axle spline

Because my car made some weird noises I decided to replace the matching CV joint. After removing it (I needed several sharp hammer blows) I discovered that the spline of the axle shaft was damaged. ...
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Rumbling noise on sharp left turns

When I do a sharp left turn (like in runabouts or hairpin turns) I hear a rumbling noise (a grumbling sound, often also like rubber rubbing against metal) from the front of my car, also I can feel a ...
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Unexpected CV joint disassembly - want to verify fix

I was replacing the struts on my 2009 Toyota Sienna FWD when the passenger side CV joint separated (the tripod slid out of the housing). The large clamp broke and about 4-6 ounces of grease fell to ...
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Tool for stubborn CV axle

I'm trying to remove a particularly stubborn half-axle from an Audi A3 8P (2011). From what I understand, the process should be: Loosen axle bolt from initial position while vehicle on the ground ...
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How can a cv joint break suddenly?

I know that before a cv joint totally breaks, it produces sounds when turning. I had nothing no wierd sounds, then suddenly i felt the driving wheel turns right hardly when I was about 70 km /h. I ...
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Hub bearing grease: regular or for cv joint?

The car I'm rebuilding uses this kind of bearing in the transmission axles hubs. Which grease should they use? Regular or the one for C.V. joints?
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Why is my drive axle clunking when I first accelerate or release the pedal?

I recently replaced my drive axles and my passenger side clunks when I first accelerate or decelerate. It also clunks when I let it coast at a low speed. Pushing on my brake stops it. I'm thinking it ...
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Does this part have anything to do with a C.V. drive axle?

I was changing my cv drive axle and when I went back out to the street I noticed this part lying with all of my stuff. I'm not sure about what it is but I'm kinda worried. It's clean and smooth, and ...
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There is vibration in car (2008 Honda CR-V). Getting new tires did not solve the problem

I bought a car (2008 Honda CR-V w/ 90k miles) that had a medium amount of vibration in the car (the vibrations are usually felt in the steering wheel as well). The tires that were on it were worn and ...
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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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How Much Grease to Put into the CV joint?

I'll be replacing my CV boots soon and was planning to clean out all the old grease and put in new grease. Should I pack the whole thing full of grease, including the boot, or is just packing the ...
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Best Way to Clean CV Joints of Old Grease

I'll be replacing the CV boots on my axles pretty soon and was wondering what the best way to clean the old grease off is. Are there any common solvents that would be useful, or are just a bunch of ...
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Are there different greases for inner and outer CV joints?

I was watching a video by Eric the Car Guy on changing a CV boot. In it he mentioned that there are two different types of grease, for inner and outer CV joints, which can be identified by the colour ...
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I just replaced my CV Axle and the now the brakes are making scary noises

I have a 2011 Toyota Corolla and my CV joints were starting to make popping noises. I replaced both driver and passenger axles. The car drives fine, but after about 20MPH the brakes make weird ...
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Is it dangerous to drive with partially torn control arm bushings?

My 2008 Acura TSX had developed a violent shake when accelerating. Upon a brief inspection, I noticed the control arm/compliance bushings were partially torn (completely at one point, partially at two ...
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How do I replace front CV axles for a 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport?

A mechanic has found that I have two split CV joint boots on my 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, and I want to try and replace the axles myself. However, the shop manual for the drivetrain is very ...
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What makes a CV Joint make a popping or clicking sound?

I recently bought an "old" 1996 Dodge Dakota. When I turn left in a tight circle, I hear a pop or a click on the front-right side of the vehicle. I was told by the previous owner that it's the CV ...
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2000 Corolla, CV axles disconnect and reconnect when stopping/turning

Car is 2000 Corolla with 58k miles. My front left CV axle was leaking last year so I decided to replace both front CV axles with some generic brand. This was about 5000 miles ago and it worked great ...