Question about 2000 Toyota Avalon
I get a vibration when I accelerate. I'm thinking the CV joint
Could be jimmy, if lug nuts are tight, and wheel is balanced, the cv joint may be the culprit, are the boots torn ? if so, all the grease flew out, can you hear grinding when your turnning sharply ? back in the day when cars had drive shafts and the universal joints went bad, same thing, V-I-B-R-A-T-I-O-N ...............................
Posted on Jan 13, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
have you undone the main hub bolt, if yes, there could be two different items holding the cv joint on, one is a small circlip in the joint end, or the other is just like an expanding metal ring again only small. what i had to do to change my one was take the driveshaft out (easier to see whats there) then gently (rubber hammer) hit the CV joint it should then fall off to allow you to change the CV joint. I spent over an hour trying to get the metal ring off, then after taking driveshaft off it was changed and back on in ten mins. Or you can go to a motor factors or similar and get a boot puller, my opinion hammer works better lol
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
If the wheel is in balance and there is no other signs of what is causing the vibration than yes that cv joint should be chk. Is the strut ok? might want to chk. that too.
Posted on May 31, 2009
It's the left front wheel bearing. Take it to your favorite mechanic if you have one, any good tech can do it, but he/she could run into complications with a car of that age. (The hip bone's connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone's connected to the knee bone, etc, and there's probably a good share of corrosion down there).
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
There are two types of cv joints used. One type bolts on the other you have to pop out. Do this by prying it out with a big screwdriver. A c-clip hods it in and it will pop out for you. When reinstalling be sure it seats back in.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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