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How to change a front passenger 2006 pontiac vibe awd cv joint

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SOURCE: passat 2001 cv joint

remove wheel,slacken centre bolt (14mm)allen key ,take bottom arms off the ball joints remove allen key bolt and push shaft out,you might get it past the brake caliper if not remove the caliper and the rest from there is straight forward

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SOURCE: severe bearing noise from front wheel bearing/cv

you have to replace bearing and hub as a unit.you have to remove remove brakes and caliper rotor set them aside dont disconnect brake line. get a piece of clothes rack wire to hold brake caliper .do not let it hang by brake hose. you got to remove hub nut. best way to do that is loosen it a litttle while tire still on weight of car keep wheel from turning .

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 ford explorer awd bad right front cv joint

Yes you can, If you have taken the front drive shaft off, you can even still drive with the CV joint in place till you want to remove it. You may get some vibration around corners till you replace the CV joint or remove it totally.
But if your going to remove it, might as well wait till you have the replacement so you only do the job once. I had a Bad CV joint on a AWD Chevy van and did the same thing so i could still use it, and then replaced the CV joint when the weather got better.
Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: CV joint questions

A c/v joint is pretty much just a better universal joint in that it permits more flex range than a simple cross. (like a driveshaft universal) If it were possible to make a universal with eight caps instead of four, it would have similar range but would be impossible to install.
Few suv's used in street applications have a true locking front differential as that makes steering very difficult on turns (outer wheel needs to turn faster than one on inside of turn as the outside "circle" is larger.) Most suv's have an "open" differential that permits easy turning. In reality most 4x4's only have two wheels driving the vehicle at any one time. Most optional setups have a positraction diff ( also known as a limited slip as it allows for slippage so wheels can change speed on turns)at the rear giving you a total of three wheels pushing. Off-road guys will often install a posi at the front, or a more radical approach is a "spool" that is 100% locked all the time, making street driving nearly impossible. Your front differential is "locked" or actually connected to the drivetrain by way of a transfer case that does exactly that...It transfers power to the differentials. On some it does this automatically by way of a viscous coupler inside the unit, or others that are engaged by the driver by either an electric servo or a direct lever.
How far you turn the front wheels determines how much stress you are putting on the c/v joint. Most vehicles have a "stop" bolt somewhere on the suspension that stops the front end from turning further than it should. Most times the steering pump will begin to whine as you near the limit.
C/v joints should last a very long time. Generally they fail because though they are internally designed very well, they are protected by a simple rubber boot. Once that boot is torn, split or otherwise compromised, road dirt enters and quickly destroys the joint.
Once you find a split boot you can almost bet that the joint is in one stage or another of failure. The price of the boot is often about one third the price of a complete joint or even a replacement axle with joints installed. therefore changing just the boot is foolish.
Symptoms of a bad joint are clicking binding or vibration from the area of the joint, but, sometimes vibration can be caused by wheel balance or a failed hub bearing. Making good diagnosis important.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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SOURCE: '93 Isuzu Rodeo, CV Joint replacement.

unbolt the tie rod end and the lower a arm and it should slide out of there

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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We are in process of buying a 2006 Pontiac Montana right now. In front AWD area there is a thumping sound on left turns. No warning light on. What could csuse this?


Most likely a CV (constant velocity) joint needs to be replaced. The fact that you only hear it during a turn in one direction says this is very likely the problem.
It is a type of universal joint going from the transmission/differential to one of the front wheels.
Usually it's the opposite side that has the problem, on left turns it is usually the right side CV joint.
And no, you'll never get a warning light from this.
If it's a dealer you're buying from, have them fix it before you buy. If it's someone else and you're in love with the vehicle, you can get this fixed at any auto repair place. Usually in the low hundreds of dollars (US).

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I need the cvjoint number for 1991 mitsubishi galant 4g37 engine?


you can't just buy the joint it comes as a joint and half half shaft assmeby very cheap, the right and left are a different part number u don't give that info. also all wheel drive is different part # as well
THE MAKER OF THESE PARTS AND (ALL ARE STILL AVIL) IS "A-1 CARDONE"
CARDONE SELECT Part # 663092 moreinfo.gif {[CV Half-Shaft Assembly] New}
Front Left; AWD w/A.T. or FWD 663092-01.jpg $50.79 $0.00 $50.79 addtocart.gif CARDONE SELECT Part # 663375 moreinfo.gif {[CV Half-Shaft Assembly] New}
Front Left; AWD w/M.T. 663375-01.jpg $50.79 $0.00 $50.79 addtocart.gif CARDONE SELECT Part # 663102 moreinfo.gif {[CV Half-Shaft Assembly] New}
Front Right 663102-01.jpg $50.79 $0.00 $50.79 addtocart.gif A-1 CARDONE Part # 603102 moreinfo.gif {[CV Half-Shaft Assembly] Reman. #603288}
Front Right 603102-01.jpg $42.99 $45.00 $87.99 addtocart.gif A-1 CARDONE Part # 603121 moreinfo.gif {[CV Half-Shaft Assembly] Reman.}
Front Left; AWD w/M.T. 603121-01.jpg $45.79 $45.00 $90.79 addtocart.gif A-1 CARDONE Part # 603092 moreinfo.gif {[CV Half-Shaft Assembly] Reman.}
Front Left; AWD w/A.T. or FWD 603092-01.jpg

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97 ford explorer awd bad right front cv joint


Yes you can, If you have taken the front drive shaft off, you can even still drive with the CV joint in place till you want to remove it. You may get some vibration around corners till you replace the CV joint or remove it totally.
But if your going to remove it, might as well wait till you have the replacement so you only do the job once. I had a Bad CV joint on a AWD Chevy van and did the same thing so i could still use it, and then replaced the CV joint when the weather got better.
Good luck and hope this helps.

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