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Old 10-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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Looks to me like the CV joint just popped out. Check your ball joints to make sure they are all still in-tacked that is usually the root cause of pulling the wheel away from the car.
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Are you saying I can simply push that back in myself? What about all that fluid that sprayed all over the place?
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Are you saying I can simply push that back in myself? What about all that fluid that sprayed all over the place?
Your CV Joint is toast, I have never heard or seen one do that without the ball joint or lower control arm failing.

While you are replacing the failed CV joint it would be wise of you to buy new ball joints/lower control arms for the front suspension.
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you arent driving anywhere until that axle is replaced. you can get empi axles off of ebay in the $70 range, theyll be more expensive at a parts store and they wont have one for an SVT anyway.
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Inside that rubber c/v boot was a bunch a grease, that's what has sprayed all over. Again check your ball joints, usually they will fail and allow the wheel to pull away from the car, in return it'll pull the axle shaft (C/V joint) out. If that's the case you got lucky it didn't do this.

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Inside that rubber c/v boot was a bunch a grease, that's what has sprayed all over. Again check your ball joints, usually they will fail and allow the wheel to pull away from the car, in return it'll pull the axle shaft (C/V joint) out. If that's the case you got lucky it didn't do this.

HOLY CRAP! that looks bad...I guess i was lucky. To be honest I don't know what the ball joints are. I don't know much about fixing cars as a matter a fact. I have extended warranty coverage for my car. I'm hoping this is covered under the warrant. Just wondering, but would the ball joints be the three knobby looking things at the end of the peice that popped out?
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you arent driving anywhere until that axle is replaced. you can get empi axles off of ebay in the $70 range, theyll be more expensive at a parts store and they wont have one for an SVT anyway.
if this is the c/v joint then why would i need a new axle?
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ya ive never seen this happen without there being a root cause... they normaly dont pop out unless a ball joint goes. ive seen motor mounts go bad and twist the motor and pull out too.
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ya ive never seen this happen without there being a root cause... they normaly dont pop out unless a ball joint goes. ive seen motor mounts go bad and twist the motor and pull out too.
Maybe that is what happened then because I do have bad motor mount(s). I don't which one or how many are bad.
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