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How to know if a universal joint is going bad on a 2000 Grand Prix?

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You have cv joints,they are in the cv axle on each side of the car,two axles,there are two in each axle,if you turn the car sharp either way,you can hear the click click ,click in witch ever side it is on,that will be the axle that needs to be replaced,the axle for this car at napa auto parts is only about 53.00 exchange.

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