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I can't picture the problem in my mind? Does the picture help anything? Is the pin inside the transaxle? If so, can you move the pin up or some way? Do you have the correct halfshaft? I don't replace cv joints, I replace the whole halfshaft. The picture isn't very good.
Depends on how well it was taken care of. It is easy to get parts for and work on, so you could keep it running probably as long as you cared to. The weakest link in cars are the automatic transmissions, so you don't have to worry about that. The engine is probably going to get tired around 220k miles, but even that can easily be replaced with a salvage one for about $1500. At least you know the clutch should be good for another 160k. Brakes last about every 90k, and cost about $250. CV joints and axles go about every 150K and cost about $300. It depends on finding good mechanics that you trust more than anything else.
The most cost effective way to service these axles and C.V. joints is with a remanufactured drive axle.
The lower ball joints will need to be separated at the steering knuckle, the axle nut removed with an air impact wrench. Then the drive axles are popped out of the transmission with a large pry bar. Only a retaining clip holds the axle into the transmission. Good luck
It could be your CV Joints. To test them, turn hard to one side and hit the gas. If it get's worse you have a bad CV Joint. If not, you may have brakes dragging or a hub bearing going bad. I would start with the CV Joints first, especially if you have more than 60K Miles on the vehicle.
from the symptoms you now describe re clicking ? after 2 yrs driving your cv joints now req renewing as due to lack of lubrication will have caused serious wear/damage to the ball bearings and carriers may i advise you have them replaced A S A P as one or both could lock up and result in an accident with untold consequences? cv joints in uk cost approx £60 plus fitting per side not a difficult job even possible d i y ? if you feel inclined?
simple job basically jack up car place stands for your own safety unbolt the cv mounting bolts around 6 to 7 each end near rubber boots then take one cv with you to ensure you a buying the right replacement fit new cv and NEW bolts back on to car tighten good but be careful not to break bolts and after 100km recheck that the bolts are still tight good luck