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Old 04-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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Cv joing problems after changing please help :(

Hi everyone, ive had a problem with a clicky cv joint when steering, i changed it last night and on the way home from work noticed that theres slight vibration when driving at 40 - 50 then it goes when i speed up, anyone got any ideas what could be causing this would appreciate the help

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Old 04-05-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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It could be the wheel bearing got a bit damaged during the removal of the shaft from the spindle. I had that happen to me, and I experienced very similar issues. If you jack up the front and take the wheels off, try rotating the disc manually and listen and feel for any sort of grinding or such.
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ah ok thats possible because i had to tap the cv out of the hub il try that thank you for your time :)
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just went to check everything and it looked fine the bearing felt fine everything was tight took it for another test drive problem still there im wondering if the tracking is out after i disconnected the track rod end? or the wishbone bush at the bottom??
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you wouldn't necessarily be able to tell by manipulating or looking at the bearing on or off the car. minor imperfections can have larger effects at speed.

Another possibility that no one has mentioned yet is that you nay have unknowingly purchased a re-manufactured part that wasn't re-manufactured correctly. I can't count how many times over the years I've encountered issues similar to this resulting from such parts, which is why I try to avoid re-mans anywhere I can, especially when it comes to major components (CV's, Pumps, calipers, etc.)
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yea i thought the same thinking of going to the breakers yard and getting a whole shaft and replacing that to see if its any better, just a thought if i pulled the shaft out of the gear box am I going too loose all of the fluid inside?
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Sounds like we're talking about the CV axle here right? Did you tighten the outer nut ALL THE WAY up to the full torque? Simply just getting it 'good and tight' will not suffice there, the nut starts backing off and the bearing then self destructs.
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^^^ I did this... Was in a rush to get the driver side together and only made it about 40 miles before the rotor was contacting the caliper.

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how much tourque should it be? 300ft/lb?? i didnt use a tourque wrench just did it up as tight as i could
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300nm rather??
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