Question about 2002 Mazda Tribute
My mazda on making a left turn made a clanking sound and now the drive shaft is rumbling and the car does not go farward nor backward!
Cv joints are covered with a plastic/rubber boot to keep the road dirt out and lubricating grease in''the inner works of a cv joint are an alloy metal with honeycomb chambers for the joint bearings to fit inside of..do this.. take your left hand and make a fist..then fit the fist into the spread open fingers of the right hand ..rotate both hands together back and forth..your ncv axle turns in much the same way..when dirt gets into the joint due to cover failure..this joint wears out because it has engine torque(twisting) pressure on it while moving..along with grit and dirt grinding away at both the metal and the bearings inside causing lots of slop in the joint..now if the engine torque becomes too strong for the worn out chambers in the joint, they will break..remember they arent steel,,they are alloy..thus rendering the joint unuseable ( slip your left hand inside the right between the fingers to grt the idea.. thats what the cv joint on your car is doing...so replacement is necessary..its not an easy job since most cars front suspension is opened up during this proceedure,,,car is ten years old do you feel that its worth the money? call for rates first...good luck and repost findings thnx
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
Most of the time the rubber boots go bad and the grease comes out. in your case the joint sounds to be broken. look for grease all around to determine which side.
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hi. I'm a do it
I do drive shafts. remember to take your core so you don't get charged. also have a torque wrench for the axle nuts. Ask your local advanced auto or autozone for the correct book.
Posted on Dec 14, 2010
SOURCE: 1993 Mazda 626, 2.0,
It is definitely the outboard joint on one of the CV shafts, a very common problem. Have a friend stand outside either side of the car to verify as you turn past them. It is best and cheapest to replace the shaft, they have come down in price a lot and are not that expensive.
Posted on Dec 15, 2010
When you did the ball joints you should have pulled the axles
I would guess that you know the axle nut has to come off & that
in most cases you break the bottom ball joint loose, so you can
get the axle out of the steering knuckle
So I will guess you can't get the axle out of the trans
You use a long pry par,3 foot or more & put the end against
a piece of wood, so as not to pry on the aluminum trans case
Then you pop it out with the pry bar.
You don't pry on the axle ,you use the side of the pry bar
to bang it with the end against the wood
Posted on Sep 26, 2012
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