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Is It Safe to Drive With a Damaged CV Joint?
In a front-wheel drive car, the axles are connected to the wheels with CV joints. These allow the axle and wheel to flex as the car drives (to account for turns, uneven surfaces,...
How to Check the CV Boots on Your Car
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Clicking noise while turning. Possibly the CV joints?
Yes, a clicking noise on turns is a classic symptom of a failed outer CV joint. If there are visible loose parts, this will be easier to diagnose. CV axle replacement is a very straightforward and is a common repair....
Transmission fluid leaking
Although it is not entirely possibly to tell without physically inspecting the car, it is possible that the seals in the CV axles may be failing again or have debris in them causing premature failure. Depending on road conditions where...
rotary clicking while driving all the time. 2010 Cadillac DTS
Hey there. This is a common issue on the Cadillac DTS and is often times linked to the CV joints and axle boots. Check the rubber boots for these to be sure they are not torn or full of dirt....
No sound from cv joint in Cruise mode
This problem will need a closer, more hands on approach to diagnose as I don't have any information on the type of noise or even the type of vehicle. There may be something malfunctioning under the hood. Consider hiring one...
Metallic grinding sound - 1999 Dodge Ram
Set live and also sent to CS.
MartinI have a late 11 edge- like 12 and up with a rear left CV joint going bad. I have already done the bearing assemblys so i am
Yes, you will need to remove the C-Clip to remove the axle. The C-Clip holds the shaft inside of the differential to ensure it does not come out. If you would like help having this taken care of, a qualified...
I told no cv joint on rear wheel drive on 95 crown Victoria. True or no?
It's true that you have no CV joints in your Crown Victoria, instead it uses a live rear axle, also called a solid rear axle. You are most likely hearing the sway bar bushings in the front rattling and squeaks...
Front passenger side wheel has play after repairs
Hello there. Many different things may be causing play in the front of your 1997 Nissan 200SX. The wheel bearings can definitely be at fault and cause the growling noise. With the bearing already replaced, other possible causes would be...
noise from front side of driver seat
Hello. If I had a description of the noise it would help me to diagnose what the noise is. On a Toyota Corolla, there are common issues with the engine mounts that will cause noise as well as a failing...
Grating/Scraping noise when turning wheel sharp while in reverse
Hey there, thank you for asking about your 2012 Toyota Corolla. This is often times a common issue on cars with what are called "constant velocity" joints (CV joints) when they are not lubricated enough or have dirt and debris...
New axle and bearing in driver's front, now shaking and clicking
Hi, thanks for writing in. CV axles for your van should be done in a shop. They need to be pressed when putting in the new axle. I am sorry to say, but you will need to take you car...
Clicking sound from the rear end on 1990 Porsche 944
The rubber boot on the CV joint can rupture after high miles and the grease will leak or splatter from the area as the wheel it's connected to turns. Once the joint is dry, you will be able to hear...
Car makes a grinding noise when moving forward but nothing while you're moving backwards
There are a few things that could be causing your grinding noise. Typically this is a sign of worn out wheel bearings, but that can also happen in reverse as well. It's possible that you have a transmission issue or...
Front CV drive shaft
Hello. The most important sign is when you drive there isn't any vibration. If the source of your question is due to a vibration and you suspect the drive shaft, the best way to check it is to put the...
Hi. My car sounds like someone gurgling water when driving up a hill. What could be the cause? &cracking sound when turning wheels
The "cracking" sound you mention when doing sharp, low-speed turns is likely a constant velocity joint on one or both of the front axles. These joint transfer power from the engine to the wheels. The joints are somewhat sensitive to...
Can a leaky CV axle seal ruin a CV axle?
The oil leak itself may not necessarily ruin the CV axle, however if the oil leak progresses to a point where the CV joint lacks the proper amount of oil to sufficiently lubricate it, the lack of lubrication can cause...
I hear a click sound when making a sharp left turn I just put new cv axles on both sides?
If they just put 2 new axles in, I would certainly take it back and ask them about it. What you're describing sounds like a CV type noise There are a great many companies remanufacturing axles for the service market,...
What to do if the CV joint is not able to be removed from transaxle?
Hello. If the axle will not come out of the transmission, then there may be an internal transmission issue. If the axle or output bearing has gotten hot enough then they may seize together. The most important thing is that...
Cv axle people say it fine it shift back and forth and clunk sound in the wheel area.
Hello. If you are referring to the front cv axles they can have a small amount of play in them. The inner joint can have a small amount of in and out movement as well as some up and down...
I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota that needs the front wheel hubs changed. It is 4wd with all wheel ABS. I need some tips.
When I replace a hub, I don't necessarily remove the CV joints. I do, however, remove the nut that is holding the CV joint onto the hub. You will need to remove the brakes and rotor, the upper and lower...

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