Tag: CV joints

19 Posts

Sep 01, 1996

After 90k miles, paying to replace CV boots is about right.

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I've talked to several Honda Accord owners who like me have had to replace cracked CV joint boots around miles -- at great expense If ozone and the weather make the rubber boot brittle and it cracks then why doesn't...

CV joints

Mar 01, 1995

Where could this knocking sound come from on a car with a brand new axle?

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I would guess that untyped letters are put on the bottom of the stack How about good large writing So far so good Still with me I have two Hondas One is a hatchback and one is a four door...

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Jun 01, 1994

I recently turned and my dad was generous enough to...

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I recently turned and my dad was generous enough to get me a Dodge Aries for my first car This nice vehicle has served my transportation needs well for four months However it has developed a sizable side to side...

CV joints

May 01, 1992

Dr. Seuss, eat your heart out.

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If you guys weren't comedians I wouldn't write On the other hand You appear to be very bright Especially about cars And each and every trouble So here is a question which Please answer on the double I've always shifted...

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Apr 01, 1992

The stone age "split boot."

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I have been informed that the rubber boots on my C V joints are getting worn and should be replaced The job is quite expensive however since the front end has to be partially disassembled to re place these rubber...

CV joints

Aug 01, 1991

Are C-V joints ever supposed to click and clack?

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Are C-V joints ever supposed to click and clack When I turn the wheel of my car full left or full right at very low speeds forward or reverse we hear click-click-click or clack-clack-clack from the front end The car...

CV joints

Jun 01, 1991

How to recognize the sounds of a bad tire.

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While driving my wife's Toyota Camry I noticed a thump thump thump while cornering hard to the left or right Thinking this was caused by the well worn original tires I replaced them with a brand new set Much to...

CV joints

Dec 01, 1989

What is a "half shaft"?

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What is a half shaft in a Ford Tempo and what makes it give out Barbara TOM The half shaft is what you get from the dealer when your car is still under warranty Once the warranty expires Barbara you...

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Oct 01, 1989

Do you know where your CV joints are?

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I have a Ford Escort with miles on it I was recently told that I need new CV joints Can you explain what happens when CV joints go bad Paul RAY CV joints are intricate ball and socket joints used...

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