I was driving on the highway and something popped and i had been told earlier to get a cv joint replaced and that if it should break that the car would feel like the transmissions was bad but that it would be something else that drives the front wheel drive . the cars runs but i can not get it to go into any gear.....any info you have would be greatly appreciated
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Re: front wheel drive and transmission
That 'pop' noise you heard, and the subsequent inability to shift into any gear can indicate a shift linkage problem. This isn't too uncommon on a 20 year old car. I would recommend having a transmission shop or the dealership inspect your cable linkages and replace them if necessary. But your worst case scenario is that your transmission has a broken band or planetary gear. If this is the case, you'll need a transmission rebuild. Hopefully your problem is just the linkage. Good luck!
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Under the front hood of your Honda is a motor or it is also called an engine.
The engine is hooked or fastened to a large container called a transmission, which is also under the front hood.
In order to get the car to move, there are 2 steel drive shafts going from the transmission to the front wheels.
These drive shafts are about one to 2 feet long, and each one drives a front wheel. That is why there are 2.
These steel drive shafts have a large joint at each end of them, so you see why there are 4 joints.
The joints attach to the wheel on one end and the transmission on the other end.
These 2 steel drive shafts are called cv shafts because they have a CV joint at each end, and these CV joints are a part of the shaft assembly.
The CV shafts "transfer" the movement of the engine to the wheels.
That a CV joint you're describing. That boot protects bearing from dirt getting in and grease from getting out. You don't have to hit anything, they split with age, deteriorate and sometimes actually twist on shaft and gives the appearance like you smacked something. Replace or have someone replace CV joint and boot on that wheel and you should be good to go.
Hi, yes you have front wheel drive. The drive shafts are on each side going from the transaxle to the wheels. each axle has 2 constant velocity (CV) joints. This is a bit different than a U-joint but serves the same purpose. There are 2 indications of a worn out CV joint. Id the boot is torn, the CV will wear out due to dirt getting in. If you hear a popping noise when making a sharp turn, that is a worn our CV joint. If your boots are intact and there is no popping on turns, the odds are the problem is not with the joints but somewhere else in the drive train. Raise the car and turn the wheels by hand to see where the play is coming from. let us know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
It sounds like the CV joint, no they are not supposed to be loose, free to move but not loose like you describe, sort the CV then look at the wheel bearing as I imagine all the noises will disguise others
Is this vehicle front wheel drive..?
If it is then you have a CV joint about to collapse !!!
The CV or Constant Velocity joint allows the drive from the transmission to drive the wheel during turns. The joint is made up of balls and sockets and as the sockets wear,they elongate. Eventually, the balls try and lift out of the sockets and this is the popping sound you can hear..
Replace BOTH joints because if one has failed, the other one will too.
If you don't replace them, they can snap and you may lose control and crash !!!
Replacing them is relatively easy.
Remove the drive shaft from the transmission or gearbox by releasing the large nut at the outer side of the disk rotor. release the upper ball joint which will allow you to pull the shaft out of the rotor and the transmission. The joint is held onto the shaft by an internal circlip and a good tug on the joint will allow it to slide off the shaft. Refit the new joint and refit the shaft. Make sure the nut at the rotor end is TIGHT!!!! and make sure you refit the locking pin if it has one..
on both my Camrys, i had this problem. You could really notice it when you were driving down the road going 40-60 mph and punch the gas - car would vibrate, let off the gas - vibration stops, punch the gas - car vibrates...... On both, it was the CV joints. It is much easier to just replace the drive axles (with the new cv joints and boots already installed). For my last replacement, i think thy were only around $65 each.