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Noise front passenger side when turning and heavy braking had my tyres changed and was told something about cv joint no cover to stop between nut and split pin the bloke said when he raised the car the wheel was loose so he tightened something and it fixed the problem said there was supposed to be a cover of some sort to stop it loosening i think on cv joint between split pin and nut does this make any sense to anybody the car is a nissen maxima 2001

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This would be your bearing

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