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1998 mazda 626 4 cyl auto trans. I believe the cv joints are going out. Is it ok to drive with the knocking or should I just drive it on over to the Mazda folks? I have an appntment for Monday.

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Well as long as you don't make hard terns it should be OK just take it easy

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Welcome to Fixya

Thank you for bringing this up to our attention. Bad CV joints are not safe to drive. The joint could fall apart and/or lock up maybe causing a wreck. The joints are on the drive axles. It could even damage the transmission. I highly recommend to replace them right away to avoid accident.

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