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CV Axle vs drive axle, vs cv shaft, vs drive shaft

What is a CV Axle? CV stands for Constant Velocity. It's a type of axle which is used on front wheeled drive vehicles which allows power to still be transmitted to the front tires even while wheel is ...
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Volkswagen driverside outer C/V boot leaking can it cause other issues?

If the boot is leaking, then it is the grease coming out and a lack of lubrication will cause the cv joint to fail. Depending on the design then it may be possible to fit a new outer cv joint or it ...
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Should you break loose an axle nut with the wheel on the ground?

If you dont have a powerful impact wrench, then yes break it loose on the ground with car in park or reverse if manual trans, or have a helper apply brakes firmly while you do it. As Paulster2 stated ...
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CV Axle vs drive axle, vs cv shaft, vs drive shaft

Great answers from Paulster. I would add: Prop shaft: probably short for propeller shaft (which is the drive shaft that runs the drive or torque all the way from the transmission to the rear axle ...
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How to tell if cv axle is in all the way?

You say you felt a "click" - that's good. Also, the shaft should have some clearance as the face of the shaft should not be on the seal otherwise it will wear a part of the seal not designed for that ...
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08 Jetta automatic passenger axle replacement

Here's the general steps to do the job (without being too anal about it): Disassembly With the car still on the ground, break the lug nuts free, but don't loosen them all the way. Jack the front end ...
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Light metallic scraping noise from front driver wheel

Did you have to beat the old rotors off? It sounds like you have a dust cover/backing plate rubbing the rotor when turning right. Probably on the bottom of the rotor since it will flex ever so ...
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Sluggishness after CV axle replacement

So the problem was a busted transmission! Got it rebuilt (cost me a fortune :() The occurrence of the problem coincided with the CV axle thing got me thinking that way.
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OEM/Genuine vs Aftermarket CV Axles

Meh. I don't agree. Often, the "aftermarket" axles are reman from OEM cores, so there should not be dramatic differences in the product. The biggest failure is the boot, which allows the balls and ...
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Volkswagen driverside outer C/V boot leaking can it cause other issues?

I've read that a CV joint can take a while to fail but when it does you can lose control or the axle can spin about and break some nearby parts that get caught in the chaos. A leaking CV joint ...
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Toyota Camry 1996 - Axles failing every 5 to 6 years, is that expected?

IMO they should last a little longer than that. That is not normal. Could be becuase of mediocre manufactured parts. Besides that. There is a way to prevent this. You can actually re boot your axles ...
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