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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...

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Drivetrain
I'm not clear on whether you were able to operate the car after changing the CV shaft and the car failed again, or if you never got it working at all. As you say, it could be a problem in...
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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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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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New cv axle too short
It appears that the 94-6007 is the correct part number. I'm assuming that this is for the left side, as the axle for the right side is over 10 inches shorter. I would suggest that you measure the compressed length...
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Clunk sound when I set on reverse and when I let go of gas pedal. Rattle noise has been increasing over bumps.
Hi there. Sounds like one or both CV Shafts are loose and are moving when you put the transmission in gear. Plus the squeaking noise is from the disk brakes system on the front as they are being forced to...
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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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I have a 2003 Cadillac DeVille. It makes a popping sound from driver side front wheel when you turn to right and when you give it gas.
Hello. It sounds like you have a failing cv axle. When the axle joint fails and has excessive freeplay then this noise will occur. It can also be caused by something loose in the brakes or possibly a failing suspension...
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2006 Toyota 4x4 4Runner's front CV axle replacement.
My experience with aftermarket parts is identical to yours. If you want the CV axle that was specifically designed for the vehicle and manufactured to reasonable standards, buy the part that is vended by Toyota. On a case-by-case basis, some...
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I have a 2008 Chevy Cobalt and will be replacing both CV Axle Shafts. Do I have to get an alignment after?
In short no you do not as long as the lower ball joint is taken loose and not the strut bolts. If you loosen the strut bolts then you will need an alignment.
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Why won't my car move when I put it in drive or reverse but when I stick it back in park all it does is grind
I'll bet you have a broken CV joint. The CV joint is the joint in the axle shafts that allows the front wheels to be under power when they are steering. When the joint fails, the axle is allowed to...
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Can I inter change a right CV axle from a 95 Nissan Altima and put it in a 93 Nissan Sentra?
The only way for the CV Axle Shaft to be swapped from the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Sentra is for both cars to have the same transmission and the length of the CV Axle Shafts are the same with...
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Can control arm replacement cause axle to break?
If care for the surrounding components is not taken during the service, a tool can slip and cause damage to the cv axle boot and cause the boot to leak grease while driving, but it would take a lot of...
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i have a knocking noise coming from under my feet on driver side by the tire and its a bottom knock right under the gas and brakes
Hi there. If your vehicle is a front wheel drive, then the noise could be a CV Shaft failing causing the knocking noise. If your vehicle is a 4x4, then the front driveshaft universal joints are worn and making the...

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