Mechanics

CV JOINTS

Ford Windstar

Grinding metal noise from front end when turning to the left. Disappeared after driving 2 to 3 miles.
Found ABS " gear" on right front drive axle loose and able to rotate.
I also have noises when turning at slower speeds that sound like squeaking or rubber on metal?
When driving on smoother roads the front seems to rattle, but can find nothing loose?
Do not have the " normal" noises described as a bad CV joint
How can I tell if the CV joints are bad?
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Jetmech
March 24, 2007.



First thing you'll notice is torn rubber boots and grease all over the place! If the anti-lock ring came loose it's probably no good. Sa for the rattle, someone may have done the front pads and not used anti-rattle clips! When you get the rattle apply light pressure to the brakes. See if the noise dissappears!

Merlin2021
Mar 25, 2007.