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TJ did an inspection on a 2008 Land Rover LR2 @Cars of Tampa Inc. How soon would some of the 'good' things need 2b worked on?
Hi Cassandra: I will try to help you. For safety reasons, the steering gear leak should be repaired first. After that the priority would be the replacement of the axles and then repair of the crankshaft seal leak. Technically, you...
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I have a 2014 Ford Fusion my car starts up and shifts into any gear but doesn't move at all, what could be the issue please help ?
Your car is pretty new for a transmission failure, but that's about where your description points. But before jumping to conclusions though, it should be carefully checked out. It could be a failure in the electronics that control the transmission,...
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Need to replace front left CV axle, do I need to replace the CV boot as well?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The damage done to the unit will dictate what exactly needs to be done. If the entire CV axle on one side or the other needs to be replaced, then the entire shaft is...
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I hear a loud clicking noise on the drivers side by my tire rim when turning the steering wheel front tires vibrating as well.
A clicking noise on turning is very characteristic of a failed outboard CV axle joint. Sometimes, in such a circumstance, you can see that the rubber outboard boot is actually torn and leaking grease. If you see that (look behind...
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Was driving then car would not move found 2 silver balls under car bearings i quess put it in gear and car will not move
If the balls are roughly 3/8th inch in diameter, they come from the CV joint at the end of the axle. The CV joint may be broken which would explain why the car won't move. Replacing the axle is a...
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My car makes loud clicking noise when turning
What you're probably hearing is a CV joint. The CV joint is a ball and groove affair that allows the power to be transmitted through the axle even when the car is steering. They usually start to fail around 200...
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Is there grease in the left side front driver side wheel bearing
The wheel bearings on the front of your car are within unitized hub assemblies and thus the grease that is placed within when the hub is manufactured is permanently sealed inside. It will not leak out. If the bearing has...
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CV joints
There are two issues, one is whether you now have too much grease in the joint/boot and thus some will be forced out as you drive and, two, whether the two greases are chemically compatible (incompatibility is a not uncommon...
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Warped front driver side axle
If the axle shaft is not straight or there is a problem with the joints such that the axle does not run in a straight axis, all leading to vibration, you have to replace the axle as soon as possible...
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How do you know which cv joint is causing the noise
The noise could be from both sides and you might not need to decide, left versus right, if the rubber boots on the outer CV joints happen to be broken on both sides. The CV joint boots look like 4...
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i have a 2005 dodge ram 1500 that makes a clicking noise when i turn what is this
If your vehicle is 4WD with CV axles in the front, a common cause of clicking and clunking in the circumstances that you describe is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with...
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Feels and sounds like front half shaft but no appearance of any break or leaks
The front axle CV joints may be worn even if the boots are good. You should also have the front hub bearings checked to see if they are bad.
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Hyundai Accent 2003 grinds when steering left or going straight.
Among the likely causes of this sort of noise are the outer CV axle joint and/or the wheel bearing. You describe the noise as clear and obvious and thus the mechanic should be able to pinpoint it very readily on...
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Where is the cv joint circle clip located on the cv joint to prevent slipping
The clip is located on the end of the CV joint shaft in the groove near the end. If the clip is wrong one and too small or lost its tension it will not lock into the transmission. Also when...
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While driving and making a right turn, the wheel stops in its tracks until I turn it back straight then all is well 2007 Kia Spectra
Hi there - I suspect you have a damaged Constant Velocity (CV) joint on the right front wheel (outer joint). The joint is locking up when turning to the right, and won't transmit power to the wheel. Other symptoms from...
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My front end shakes when I accelerate at low and high speeds 2003 Pontiac Grand Prixh
Hello - from your symptom description, you have a worn out or damaged Constant Velocity joints on one or both front axles. These worn joints allows excess "wobble" of the axle, especially when under power, creating the vibration you notice....
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My son went to move his car this morning and the engine made an awful loud noise (more on the left side) when he put it in drive.
I'll bet he's broken a CV joint. The CV joints are the universal joints that allow the front wheels to be under power while they are steering. When the fail, sometimes the while thing blows apart making a pretty impressive...
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Brand new CV axles causing vibration?
An alignment will not cause a vibration but if one of the tires was out of balance this can cause the problem if on of the weights fell off during the axle service. Once you get all tires balanced see...
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The CV Joints wear out very quickly, what can i do?
Hi there- CV joints fail quickly primarily under 2 conditions: applying a lot of power while turning sharply (turning at an intersection for example), and when a CV joint boot is torn, and dirt or road grit get in the...
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Knocking noise immediately during acceleration and rolling in neutral. Mounts replaced, no leaks. Ran it on stands only replicate 2001 Mazda Protege
Hello - a knocking noise while rolling in neutral is likely a damaged Constant Velocity joint or a wheel bearing with a "hard spot" or damaged position in the bearing. Acceleration puts additional load on the CV joints, so your...

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