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I have a 2000 jeep grand cherokee and i think the cv joint is gone. the cv joint has grease all over it like it exploded and it only makes the clicking sound every other day if not at all. i have pick. can some one help

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Hi:
Usually when the CV joint boot fails, the grease is slinged all over, and after awhile, dirt gets in, and you start to get clicking noises, especially during turns. Sometimes a mechanic can clean and relube the joint, and install a replacement boot, but often the axle assembly is a more economical option.

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