94' Honda Civic

Tiny
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  • 1994 HONDA CIVIC
My girlfriend broke her CV half shalf on her 94 honda civic ex auto trans two weeks ago. So I replaced it for her. She has 170000 miles on this car and has never had a problem with it. The CV half shaft was a pretty easy thing to fix or so I thought. I disconnected the lower control arm, pulled the nuckle out a little ways and I was able to safely remove and install the new shaft. I was excited and took the car for a test drive after refilling the transfluid. All seemed great. 2 days later a loud rumbing noise similar to when a caliper is sticking to the rotor started appearing. I told her to ignore it because I had noticed the calipers were bad when I had it all apart. Then I took it for a ride agian and noticed this was no caliper noise. I jacked up the whole front end put the car in nuetral and spun the front tires. The noise wasn't coming from the rotors but rather the transmition casing. The noise is hard to describe but it changes during the rotation of the shaft. If you go very slow it is kind of a growling scrapping sound for the first half revolution then a sort of a klunk followed by a smooth rotation for a quarter turn. Almost like a warped rotor except I am certain it is coming form near where the CV shaft enters the transmition. What have I done in this fairly simple repair and can it be fixed? Oh yeah it still seams to drive fine if your ok with the entire car vibrating and the loud noise. But it still shifts when it is supposed to without any difficulty
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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 AT 8:01 PM

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Tiny
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I trust that the axle was seated all the way and was the correct one. That said, I head you mention that the CV axle broke. I am curious how it broke and I ask that trying to determine what pressure was put on the tranny. For instance, if it was snapped there could be damage inside the case. If the pressure was great it could be a broken mount.
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Thursday, June 21st, 2007 AT 12:54 PM
Tiny
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The axle snapped under normal driving conditions. I was driving and at a stop sign I accelerated at a normal pace and BAM it snapped. I am almost certain that I have the correct shaft as I took the old one with me to AUTOZONE when I bought the new one and we laid them side by side. I am almost certain that I have slid it in all the way however I had never done a CV shaft befor. It was difficult to slide in and took quite a bit of force to get into place(I am not sure if this is normal). The wierd thing is that the car drove fine for about 30 miles befor it started acting up. If the force of the CV shaft breaking cuased my problem I would assume that it would have been a problem emediately after I finished the CV shaft swap. What could I have knocked loose while installing the new CV shaft. It sounds like a sort of bearing is this possible I am not familiar with transmitions?
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Thursday, June 21st, 2007 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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If I narrowed down the noise to the CV and tranny, I would be pulling that thing back apart and looking inside the hole of the tranny. You can look inside with a light and visually see if the wearing is even and if you remove the other side you would get a clear visual and comparison of both sides. With both off the ground and one out the tranny can be moved by rotating the other sides wheel and watching the rotation of the suspected side might give you some clue.
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Friday, June 22nd, 2007 AT 9:19 AM

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