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Are exploding axles common?

No, exploding axles are not a normal thing. Return to the shop that replaced them, there should be a warranty on them. Either: the axles were defective the axles weren't installed properly the axles ...
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What exactly is an outer CV joint and how can I replace one?

The answer to the first bullet. The roll of the CV or constant velocity joint is to enable movement with independent suspension. As the geometry changes (when you hit a bump), the wheel moves up. If ...
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Continual knocking sound coming from a front wheel when turning

A worn CV joint is the most likely issue that would cause knocking at full steering lock. What usually happens is a split forms in the CV joint rubber boot which allows the grease to escape and dirt ...
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There is vibration in car (2008 Honda CR-V). Getting new tires did not solve the problem

My father had the exact same problem that you describe on his 2007 Honda CR-V and it turned out to be a drive shaft. Apparently they fail quite regularly on this model. Replacing the shaft resolved ...
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How to spot CV joint with sawdust inside

Also look for traces of CV grease on the drive shaft and around the CV joint itself. If the boot has been tampered with recently its likely there will be giveaway traces of grease or lubed/shiny areas ...
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Tool for stubborn CV axle

Axle removed! The idea of banging on the axle bolt is a bad one if the axle is really stuck. Strong taps to dislodge are probably fine but above a certain degree of force, the inner threads on the ...
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How is the axle held in at the transmission ('88 Accord)?

If you look to the very right in this image: You'll see a snap ring. This holds the end of the axle in the transmission. To get it out, you need to wedge something like a long flat tip screwdriver or ...
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Unexpected CV joint disassembly - want to verify fix

As long as the bearings etc were kept clean and everything was in the same position from where it came, you should be fine.. The only thing that may occur if the bearings or cup have rotated before ...
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Tool for stubborn CV axle

If the outer cv joint is stuck in the wheel bearing, remove the nut and spray with a good quality rust solvent and let set a few hours, re soak several times. My favorite is Rusty by Kent Shake very ...
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Excessive vibration after new tire install

Thanks for all the responses. We found the problem. I ordered the rear tires for the car that were the correct size...I didn't realize that they had an incorrect sized tire on the vehicle when I ...
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I just replaced my CV Axle and the now the brakes are making scary noises

More than likely the sound the car is making is the wheel bearing or the rotor hitting, torque spec for the front axle nut is 158 ft.lbs. The C1422 probably occurred from a low voltage situation and ...
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How can a cv joint break suddenly?

Many times a CV boot can be torn or cracked without anyone knowing. This can allowing dirt and moisture into the joint which can cause excessive wear, binding, corrosion and premature failure. Yes, ...
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Hub bearing grease: regular or for cv joint?

If the bearing didn't come with grease, or a recommendation for grease, I'd be inclined to use high temperature wheel bearing grease.
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Are split cv boots any good?

No, they are not any good. I once had a car with cracked rubber in the CV boot. It was replaced by a mechanic, and they replaced the grease as well. However, the repair didn't last the test of time ...
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Can a damaged CV joint cause clunking noise?

Turns out the strut top bolt got loose from the accident and as the car was going over bumps it would hit the mount and make the clunking noise.
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Is my CV joint going bad? What are the risks of not fixing it immediately?

Easiest ways to check if your problem is from CV joints are those: Turn your wheel to the side and accelerate, if you hear clicking/clacking sounds it's the CV joint. Go under the car and look for ...
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How to isolate a wheel bearing or a CV axle noise?

I would use a "listening stick" - long screwdrivers work or a stethoscope... Both of which I have used with success, but identifying noise and isolating exactly which is responsible is an arcane art ...
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How to isolate a wheel bearing or a CV axle noise?

Differentiating between wheel bearing noise and CV joint noise is difficult. Several times, I have replaced wheel bearings at the owner's direction, only to find later that the problem was the CV ...
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Removing inner CV joint from differential

The inner joint can be a PITB, but you are going about it the right way. Here's an image of what it looks like in the splined side of the inner: On the end of it, there's the small ring. It is what ...
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2003 Ford Ranger 6 cyl. 4.0

When there is damage to cv boot there is grease leaking, usually takes a lot of driving without grease to damage the CV. You can drive to some car service they will replace the boot and fill in new ...
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Can a slightly bent rim cause an outer CV boot leak?

A bent rim, even one severe enough to cause vibration, will not loosen a CV clamp that is already subject to constant vibration.
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Are split cv boots any good?

I've used them maybe three times. Not had one (or the shaft they were on) fail in service. I cleaned the bulk of the old grease off but didn't wash the joint with solvent. This is sometimes ...
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FWD open diff car with one failed CV joint. Would this get me home?

If you safely "lock" the broken driveshaft, then the other front wheel will rotate if you put it in gear, note this will be at 2 times the speed... I did this to drive a saw bench from a rear axle ...
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Damaged axle spline

No. That is not a common fault. I have never seen one fail like that. What you do not see can be the biggest problem. With that type of damage visible, there is most likely more serious damage ...
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Damaged axle spline

It looks like a steel making defect, nothing to do with service. I remember seeing similar pictures of internal "bursts" in cold drawn bar. I am seeing a fracture at 45 degrees to the axis making a ...
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Damaged axle spline

needs replacing... probably the source of the noise. not you though... That type of damage is possible if a load is applied when the joint was not properly fitted and it has sheared the end : looks ...
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Does rolling ball sound mean cv boot is leaking, cv joint is faulty or other?

If the CVJ is making noise, it's on the way out. They typically will make a clicking noise when taking corners when in bad shape or going out. They will usually only make the clicking noise in one ...
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Does rolling ball sound mean cv boot is leaking, cv joint is faulty or other?

A rolling noise can be a wheel bearing going bad. It's near the CV joint, but not directly involved. Does it only happen when the car is moving and increase in volume as you accelerate? Does it ...
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Can a very lowered suspension cause cv joint to leak?

CV joints are affected by alignment angles, the reason they have joints to begin with is they compensate for independent movement of each wheel. if you ride on a high surface on one side of the car ...
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Changing cv joint on Expedition

Yes, it is showing signs of failing so do it while the opportunity is there - otherwise you pay for labor twice to do it later...
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