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#234115 - 27/08/10 11:05 AM CV Joints
Alex_H Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
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I think my CV joints need replacing quite soon, every corner I take I hear a very scary creaking/grinding noise coming from the front, I heard a slight creaking a few weeks ago, but it suddenly got worse and louder last night on my way home

Question is, are they expensive to replace? Garage job or DIY? And is it dangerous to drive with my car like this?

Apart from being worried about my car its very embarrassing to drive around a corner with my car groaning like a wounded hippo

Thanks all
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#234116 - 27/08/10 02:01 PM Re: CV Joints [Re: Alex_H]
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Have you got loads of oil on your alloys cos if you have your cv joints are busted. It has just happened to mine and its cost me 110 but i had the back wheel bearings done too. iam just going to fetch so ill let you no wat its like
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#234117 - 27/08/10 03:04 PM Re: CV Joints [Re: Kano]
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how many wounded hippos have you seen on the street Alex!?

i cant really help on the CV joint but i doubt it is a very safe thing to drive with if its totally gone
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#234118 - 27/08/10 03:34 PM Re: CV Joints [Re: Dan_The_Man]
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hmmm I hope it's not that bad of a problem
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#234119 - 27/08/10 09:38 PM Re: CV Joints [Re: Kaxe]
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Are you sure its the cv joint, they normally knock or make a clicking sound on turns at slow speed and on full lock.
Creaking noise is more like the suspension, check your springs havnt broken at the top, common on the st, I have just changed a droplink on a mates saab for making a creaking noise while turning the wheel, the balljoint had seized.
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#234120 - 27/08/10 11:58 PM Re: CV Joints [Re: Tez]
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I'm gonna call some garages tomorrow and see what they say

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Are you sure its the cv joint, they normally knock or make a clicking sound on turns at slow speed and on full lock.
Creaking noise is more like the suspension, check your springs havnt broken at the top, common on the st, I have just changed a droplink on a mates saab for making a creaking noise while turning the wheel, the balljoint had seized.




To be honest I aint got a clue what it could be, might be that.. I did think of that too tho I'll have a look tomorrow
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#234121 - 03/09/10 08:27 PM Re: CV Joints [Re: Alex_H]
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Just an update, had my CV joint replaced the other day and wonder of wonders the noise has gone Had a mechanic mate do it while I waited and it was seized on like a bastard, took aaaages to get off
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#234122 - 04/09/10 10:28 AM Re: CV Joints [Re: Alex_H]
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Good

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