1989 Toyota Camry CV axle

Tiny
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 325 MILES

My driver side cv axle keeps popping out of the trans. When driving I can hear a noise it sounds like a clicking sound but at the same time a grinding sound. The only thing I can figure is the passenger side cv is pushing the driver side out somehow no shop can tell me what is going on with it one place said it sounds like I got the wrong one but its identical to the old on exactly pls help me what is this sound and why dose this keep happening? Btw I replaced both cv axles they had both broke on me first driver side then passenger.

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 5:53 AM

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Tiny
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The axle shaft do not meet each other so it is not possible for the passenger side to be pushing out the other.

Check the locking clip of the shaft. If it is weak, it would result in the shaft popping out.

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 7:18 AM
Tiny
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I checked that it is locking in fine but is not staying in even had a shop put it in still did it.

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 9:40 AM
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Somehow something is pushing or pulling it out it lockes in once I start driving it pops out.

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 9:43 AM
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And its 89 not 99 messed up

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 9:44 AM
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For this model, the shaft is rather tight and quite often we have difficulty removing the shaft.

Something is not correct and it could be the length of the joint that plugs in.

If your old shaft is still available, compare their length.
Did you compare the length of the complete shaft before installing?

Remoe the central locking nut and push the sgaft as far as it can go in. The tip of the shaft should be almost completely level with the hub flange. If it is going in further than that, the length of the shaft could be too short.

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 10:49 AM
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I would be fitting a new "C" retaining clip on the shaft.

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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Khlow2008 I matched the two up when I got the new one but I no longer have the old one
mhpautos the shaft is new the clip is in normal condition I dont think that is the problem
can anyone tell me what the noise is it sounds like its coming from the passenger side of the tranny or where the cv connects to the tranny

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 4:33 PM
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Some C-clips are not strong if it is not OEM so I agree with mhpautos about replacing it.

What type of noise are you getting?
When does the noise occur?

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 6:14 PM
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Its a clicking sound when the car is moving rather if its on or not it dose it while in motion

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 8:51 PM
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Does it occur on straight lines or only when making turns?

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 9:09 PM
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Strait lines

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 9:23 PM
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Straight line noises are usually caused by axle shafts or wheel bearings.

Are the axle shafts rebuilt or completely new?

If rebuilt, you could have a bad bearing inside the joints.

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 9:36 PM
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One is rebuilt the other is new

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 10:24 PM
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Have you made absolutely sure that the outer shaft is fully located in the hub and the nut is the correct torque?

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Sunday, June 5th, 2011 AT 1:30 AM
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Yes I have

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Sunday, June 5th, 2011 AT 10:20 PM
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Apart from weak C-clips, the other possibilities are :

1. Incorrect shaft, could be the length of the joint is too short. After pushing in the joint, check if it is easy to get dislodged when you pry at it gently. You should have a feeling of the clip in position.

2. The differential is bad. The housing for the shaft is worn/bad resulting in the C-clip not holding the shaft in position. If the complete shaft is too short, the inner joint would more likely to separate from the shaft rather than the inner joint coming out.

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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 12:37 PM
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Time to check the inner spline in the trans axle for wear or damage, the only thing that holds the shaft in is the "C" clip, so the problem will be in that end, I would also put the car on a hoist and check for any movement in the position of the shaft end with the steering on full lock, make sure that there is nothing causing the shaft to tension up with an outward tension on lock causing the clip to disengage.

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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 12:56 PM

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