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There's a heavy vibration under my car - is it the U-joint?
If while driving the sound "changes" when you turn the steering wheel that would point toward bad outer CV axle joint(s). If the noise is as bad as you are describing, that will probably be easy to diagnose and indeed...
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Rattling/Clunking/Scraping when turning. CV Joint or Axle failing?
Hi - if your car is front-wheel drive, then yes - this noise is almost certainly a CV joint in the front axle has gone astray. The axle assembly will need to be replaced (the outer joint is not a...
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Popping noise when turnning the wheel, and want reverse straight, or stop reversing
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Clunking noise when accelerating, only in drive
As you may know, this is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the...
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Theres grease oozing from the inner cv joint
The CV joint boot is leaking out its lubricant grease. This is most commonly caused by a joint rubber boot is cracked or torn and also the clamps that hold the boots in place can be loose or out of...
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It pops when you start going and when stopping.
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Why does my car jump/shake when turning left, after i got my right cv axle and lower ball joint replaced?
Hello - from your description, it sounds like the left (driver) side CV joint and axle are bad as well, and should be replaced. The outer CV joints take a beating while turning and applying power. It is possible that...
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Knocking noise turning left 2009 Saturn Vue
Hello - the "knocking sound when turning left" is most likely a failing outer CV joint on the left, or driver side, of the vehicle. Turning, while accelerating, is hard on these joints. The CV joint/axle assembly will need to...
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When I put the car in gear, it doesn't move.
It sounds like you have broken a CV joint. The CV joints are a ball and groove joint that make it possible to transmit power to the front wheels even while you steer the wheels. They make a nasty popping...
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The axle is torn, how long can I drive it before getting it fixed?
The most common problem with the CV joints is when the protective boot cracks or gets damaged. Once this happens, the grease comes out and moisture and dirt get in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail...
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The mechanic said my son's car is leaking grease. What does this mean and what are the dangers?
Hey there. Your son's car has something called a constant velocity (CV) joint which is essentially the drive axle that transmits power from the transmission to the wheels. These CV joints have rubber boots that surround them to keep dirt...
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I have a clunking and popping noise when turning
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Driver's side CV joint noise
Hi there. The sound is more like a differential sound that is making a click sound. There seems to be too much free play on the gear train inside the transmission. This is determined by only the sound occurring when...
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Shaking issue when accelerating 45-55 and 60-75 and areas between. (2007 Acura TSX manual transmission)
What you are describing does sound like a bad inner C/V joint or joints. Even if the C/V boot is not torn and all the grease thrown out like typically happens with outer C/V boots, inner C/V boots can get...
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My wife's car makes a clicking noise when the wheel is turned; could it be the CVs?
Hello - Yes, your diagnostic skills are very good! It is almost certainly the CV joints, the outer joints in particular. I would recommend that you have the axle/CV joint assembly replaced in both front axles by a mobile, professional...
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My front end is making a popping noise
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Diffference between driver side and passanger side cv axle - 2001 ford escort zx2?
The drivers side axle will have a male end on the CV joint with a retainer clip that goes into the transaxle. The passenger side has a female end on the inner CV joint. Both axles outer CV joints have...
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Gear goop everywhere from driver side, near the axle/boot/frame
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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CV joints are bad
Hello, the CV joints are important components of the vehicle. When the joints fail, they can create vibration and could damage the transmission. Inspecting them should be done at every oil change. Ultimately the CV joint failure will make...
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CV joint damage
Hello, the CV joints are important components of the vehicle. When the joints fail, they can create vibration and could damage the transmission. Inspecting them should be done at every oil change. Ultimately the CV joint failure will make...

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