Check the rubber boots that cover the CV joints (inner and outer). If they are torn or ripped, then the grease will leak out causing water and debris to get into the CV joint resulting in metal to metal contact, more noticeable when turning.
Eventually it will get very loud and possibly lock or break.
The dealer or mechanic can install a new boot, but honestly, I have found it better to replace the axle with a reman'd unit.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 AT 10:21 AM