Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 160000 miles
My VW has started wobbling and recently it has gotten worse where I am now afraid to drive it. The symptoms seem the same as when I lost a CV joint on my '93 Geo Metro. It zigzags when I try to turn, for instance. However, when I replaced the joint on my Geo it was easy to tell it had gone bad. When I removed it the joint came apart in my hand. The one on my VW isn't that bad. Yet. In fact, I cannot be sure, now that I have the axle apart, that there is anything wrong with it. It is leaking a little grease, but I cannot (at least with my hands) get it to do anything that would suggest it is in fact bad. It won't come apart or catch or turn to an angle that it shouldn't. I have noticed a great deal of corrosion damage to the nearby control arm. Is it possible this could be causing the symptoms, and that that CV joint is still good? Is there a way I can determine this (other than putting it all back together and driving the car backward in tight circles until something fails completely)?
have the same problem?
Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 8:33 PM