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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cv joint replacement
Remove the tire and tighten 2 lugnuts onto the brake rotor. remove the axle nut in center of the brake rotor and drive the axle out of the spindle. If the ball joint is original, you have to grind out the rivets on the lower control arm. Remove and replace the ball joint with the hardware included with the ball joint. Next, pry-unsnap the axle end from the transaxle with a prybay and drive-snap in the new axle shaft into the transaxle. reverse to assemle, align front end and wholla! your done. 1 hour,15 min. $115.00 to do it yourself.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
I dont work as a car mechanic but have some limited knowledge,,,, Most of the time that you get popping noises in the front end (usually while turning) it is the CV joint,,, the boot drys and cracks and dirt, sand and grit take out the joint, so if you replaced the joint and the boot and lubed it up,,, could be the tire is not completely round(was told my rear tires were shaped like eggs by one shop) other than that, you have to limit it down to the when and wheres... like when does it happen, how fast are you going, stopping,,turning, braking,,, out of gear(in nuetral..etc) then I think the answer will be easily to tell.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
outer cv joint is bad, easier to replace axle
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you! I had a hunch about the cv joint... Because the boot ripped amonth ago! "
An air chisel is the quickest way.Cut off the head and punch out the rest of the rivet,then replace with the included bolts.To separate the ball joints loosen the retaining nut until only one or two threads are holding it on,then hit the casting that the ball joint goes thru with a big hammer.Sounds weird I know, but the joint is angled and striking it straight on will force it out without even touching it.Hit the casting really hard and it will pop loose.This works for tie rods too,hit the casting that holds the tie rod and it will separate without damage.If you use a pickle fork remover it will destroy the rubber boot.After separating watch that rubber brake line.If you let the lower control arm go it will break that brake line so be sure it's supported.Good luck!
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the tips. I picked the 'kit' so the new ball joint comes with a new rubber boot. And I will be sure protect that brake line. Thanks"
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