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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Axle CV Shaft Assembly
Common signs include loud clicking noises when turning, grease on the inside edge of the tires, and excessive vibration when driving.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Axle Shaft Seal
If there are signs of leakage, puddle of fluid, or the axle shaft pops out, you may need to replace your car's axle shaft seal.
How Long Does an Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Last?
Axle shafts, or CV (constant velocity) shafts, are essentially long metal poles that connect the wheels of your car to the transmission gears, and allows the wheels to rotate. The transmission...
How Long Does an Axle Shaft Seal Last?
The axle shaft seal in your car is a gasket that keeps fluid from leaking out of the vehicle’s differential. The differential itself is what sends power from the engine of...
How to Buy Good Quality CV Joints
Your car’s axle must allow for the wheels to move around, bounce, and freely rotate. This action is facilitated by (CV) constant velocity joints. These unique couplings allow the tires to turn and...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Bad Axle?
The axles transmit power from either the transmission or the differential to the drive wheels on your car. If one of your axles is damaged, it can lead to some serious problems. Is...

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Popping sound when turning wheel
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like 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...
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Squeaking Driveshaft.
If you replaced the driveshaft joints and the shaft is still making noise when in drive then you may have binding joints. You may need to make sure the new joints are not binding from the installation. You can use...
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How much does it cost to replace a CV Shaft on 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan.
Hi there. The shaking could be the CV Shaft joints seized up or the suspension on your vehicle is loose causing the vehicle to shake in both forward and reverse directions. Tires with a bubble or out of alignment tread...
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Can't get my new cv axel to lock in place
You should first compare the shaft joint to the old one that came out. If it is the same then the small clip in the end of the axle shaft is not engaging the inside of the carrier due to...
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Won't move sound like a cat in a blender
I don't know what a cat in a blender sounds like, but I think I may know what it is that you are hearing. It's possible that you have had a CV joint fail, in which case the transmission and...
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Driving on torn CV boot?
If you have been driving on torn CV boots and now have noise when turning and have driven like that for a while then you should have the axles replaced as soon as possible. You do not have to go...
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Strange thump ever tire rotation when I turn left or right.
Hi there. When turning the wheels and the thumping noise is only occurring when the wheels are turned, then the outer joint on the CV Shaft is sticking. I recommend replacing the CV Shaft to the wheel that is making...
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Clunking on sharp turns at slow speed when engine is warm.
A common cause of clunking in the circumstances you describe is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with simple tests. Failure of the outer CV joints will cause audible clicking or clunking...
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Hello. Do you recommend aftermarket or OEM for the front CV shaft assembly?
Hi there. The aftermarket parts and OEM parts are certified to be operated on the vehicle. You can operate your vehicle with aftermarket parts as long as the part is the same design. I recommend using the OEM specified part...
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estimate on axle replacement
The rubber boots covering CV axle outer joints can tear and the grease can then leak out and eventually the joint wears excessively and fails. If the tear in the boot is detected early enough the joint can be saved;...
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Vibration and noise experienced at the front left wheel.
Hi there. The vibration could be the wheel hub assembly worn or the CV Shaft moving around. The wheel is attached to a wheel hub assembly which is attached to the steering suspension on the car, so the wheel will...
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I have a crunching/grinding noise when turning
If you have 4 wheel drive, the noise might be due to a failed outboard CV joint. Another possibility is brake interference or wheel bearing noise although if you had a defective wheel bearing you would normally hear the noise...
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When I turn right it starts vibrating and shaking.
Hi there. The CV Joint on the right or left wheel in the front is popping the bearings and causing the vehicle to shake and vibrate as you turn. I recommend replacing both the CV Shafts on the vehicle in...
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What name is given to the bearing after the wheel bearing on a 2006 Pontiac Torrent
In your application, the passenger side CV axle does not use a carrier (center support) bearing. The noise you are describing could be due to failure of the same wheel bearing (not a rare occurrence, please read below), or the...
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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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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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I don't answer unknown phone calls so can you please send me an email for quote and a phone number where you are calling from?
In most scenarios, hitting a curb would not damage the CV boot although hitting a curb could result in damage to suspension components and misalignment if it is a severe impact. The circumstance you are describing with the grease on...
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New tires vs cv placement
The CV axle has to be replaced first because removal and installation of an axle can alter wheel alignment. If you align the car first and replace the axle, you might have to align it again, or at the very...
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Car rattles and shakes when the foot is off the gas.
There could be an issue with one or both CV Shafts. The outer bearing assembly on the CV Shafts could be damaged or out of grease causing the joints to stick on deceleration making the vehicle shake and rattle. Jack...
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I'm having trouble replacing the cv axle. Do I need to replace the rings around the spline that goes into the transmission?
The rings you are pointing to in the video are actually the retaining rings. Unless they are broken, they really shouldn't need to be replaced. The ring on the male part of the splined shaft should pop into a groove...

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