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C vs making a funny noise

How do i replace cv joints

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Hi! From the very brief description of your problem. It is quite a difficult job changing just the Constant Velocity Joints as they are pressed into place by Machines, probably better to change the whole drive shaft?
One thing you could try which I have had plenty of success with is to buy a Tub of Moly Thick Bearing grease and some correct boot bands to seal the drive shaft gaitors. Slip the boot/gaitor back on the joint and pack the inside well with grease.
Replace the ties/bands to keep the grease in and Bingo you should have eliminated/improved the C.V. joint noise/performance.
Good Luck!
Paul 'W'

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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