* Front wheel drive cars utilize front drive axles with CV (constant velocity) joints. When CV joints start to wear they will bind up on acceleration, especially in a turn. This causes a vibration or a clicking noise in the front suspension that can transfer to the vehicle. To check for this condition. Remove drive axles and inspect flexibility of each CV joint. If a bind or hard spot is observed the CV Joint/Axle needs to be replaced.
* A CV joint utilizes a grease boot that supplies grease for lubrication for the joint. When this boot fails it can fling grease to the inner fender well and the back side of the tire. To repair this condition the CV axle must be removed. Some CV boot replacement kits or what they call a "spilt boot". These boot look desirable because the ease of replacement. But most of these applications leak and require replacement prematurely.
To remove and replace a CV boot or axle you must disconnect the lower control arm from the spindle. Then remove the corresponding inner and outer nuts and bolts. Some drive axles are held in by a snap ring and all that is needed to remove them is a large wedge or pry bar to leverage the axle from the transmission or differential. For exact removal instructions consult a car repair manual. Look at the site menu on the left in blue all types of help information your problems not to bad it just takes time (hope this will help you)
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 AT 12:41 PM