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Old 31 Aug 2008, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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CV Axles and Ball Joints

I just replaced the front driver side CV axle/half shaft. When I removed the ball joint from the steering knuckle, I sort of just hammered on the control arm. It came out without too much serious banging. I replaced the CV axle and when the time came to get the ball joint back in its home, I again banged on the bottom of the control arm after it was slightly seated. I cleaned up the ball joint a bit but didn't grease it up before hammering it back in.

Long story short...Clicking noise is gone, thanks to the new CV joints. I have a new noise though. It's a single popping/clunking noise, on the driver's side, when turning sharp. I'm guessing it's most definitely the ball joint. Do you think that it's just due to me not greasing it or do you think that it's shot? Could it be anything else?
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 08:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: CV Axles and Ball Joints


Could be a shot ball joint, could be swaybar end link. Have a look at the swaybar end link bushings.

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Old 31 Aug 2008, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: CV Axles and Ball Joints

Id go with the balljoint aswell stick a lever bar between it and check for play
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