I know it's been said before, and I have read a bunch of threads on this, but wanted to ask questions for this instance.
front end has been making clicking fo9r 10,000 miles, was intermittent, but now all the time. usually its when turning left. now the click is a clunking sound. originally it was on the right, but recently, after the right started making a weird sound when slowing down to around 5-10mph, like rubber on steel or other rubber, the right has quieted down, and the left is clicking. I can feel a wobble from the drivers seat. when I check the tire, there is no play up down back forth or side to side.
I am thinking it is an axle. Is there a way to inspect it? I have not done one of these before, so Im sure it will take me ten hours, and I will have to buy some tools. So, I called around, and the super rupair wants 290 per axle for aftermarket rebuilds (brand is CVJ), warranty for 18,000miles or 18 months. its a steep price to pay for me, considering the rust on this one. Another garage wants about the same, but will knock the 2nd side down to 190.
Anyone on the front range area want to work on this with me, or guide me along. I've read the axle rebuild post, and can get 2 axles from steamboat for 45 apiece. I can pay something to offset your time. And I want the experience, as after this car gets past 400,000, I will try to find another (238xxx now, and I hardly ever take it past 2800 rpms unless shifting on a hill).
thanks again for letting me post here!
Edited by ajp, 18 December 2012 - 04:03 PM.