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Recently had a speed sensor replaced, now I need the cv joint replaced same spot. Coincidence or related?

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  • steinlje Jun 23, 2009

    is it possible that the mechanic didn't notice the cv joint and only replaced the speed sensor

  • Matthew Boulden May 11, 2010

    No, it is not a coincidence. Alot of times the speed sensor goes bad when the cv joint goes bad. Normally you would replace the cv joint, the wheel bearing, and the speed sensor at the same time. I hope this helps.

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Depending on where you took the truck to be serviced, they may have just repacked the wheel bearing and inspected the cv joint when they replaced the speed sensor, but if it was going bad already that would have to have been a major overlook. Unfortunately, if the boots on the cv joint are good and not cracked or loose, there are no other indications of a bad joint other than noise in the front end while driving. Are you sure the cv joint is bad? What are the indications you are having?

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