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Quick CV Question

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#1 88xt6joe



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Posted 22 February 2004 - 03:04 PM

Will the cv's click when going straight? When I ordered my my cvs the guy told me cv's never click when going straight. He said that must be a wheel bearings. On thursday they broke completely and I had to get home in 4wd and it didn't make the click anymore. This is on my 88 GL Wagon BTW. 1.8 FI Auto. Just wondering what you guys have had happened to you and if I should put wheel bearings in when I change out the axles.

Thanks, Joe

#2 calebz


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Posted 22 February 2004 - 03:19 PM

Never happened to me on a soob, But other FWD cars I have owned/worked on, when the CVs are absolutely trashed to the point of breaking, they will click going forward.. sometimes quite loudly!

#3 the_bard


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Posted 22 February 2004 - 03:31 PM

I just swapped out my right front halfshaft... before the swap, I had clicks when I was turning sharply and when I accelerated moderate to hard. After the swap, no clicks. I've heard before on the USMB that if it's clicking in a turn, it's the outer CV joint. When it clicks going straight, it's the inner CV joint (DOE).

I've also heard that wheel bearings can sound like a bad CV joint... but you can test it by jacking that wheel up, and see if you can get any motion by pushing on the wheel (other than rotational). If you do get horizontal or vertical motion, then it's your bearings.

#4 88xt6joe



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Posted 22 February 2004 - 05:19 PM

Thanks those are good things to know.


#5 soobme


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Posted 22 February 2004 - 06:55 PM

Yup! They sure will. I swaped out my DS front shaft for that very reason. The inner was shot! The boot looked FINE, and it had grease in it, but it clicked like crazy. Strait, turning, breaking hard, didn't mater.

#6 the_bard


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Posted 22 February 2004 - 08:14 PM

Boots looked fine in mine, too... but it sure made a difference when I swapped it. Bad shaft had a remanufactured sticker on it... makes me wish they had had the reman's name on it, so I could avoid them in the future ;)

#7 Snowman


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Posted 22 February 2004 - 08:21 PM

Mine clicked really badly when going straight when it was bad.

#8 edalexandr


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Posted 22 February 2004 - 08:33 PM

yeah mine click from ca. to mo. and then i change them both
and yes if you change out axes i would put new bearings in no matter what,
shoot you are there anyhow;)

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