How do you replace CV joints?
There are places that sell axels already rebuilt as cheap as you can replace the joints.
Call your local parts stores.
If the CV boot is torn open forget about re-booting the joint, buy a re manufactured axle and replace it as suggested above. If the boot is starting to crack or separate but has not torn open to the point you can see the cv joint itself you can re-boot it.
To replace the boot and/or half shaft axle in an 86-91 Honda: First, remove the wheel cover and loosen the 36mm nut holding the joint to the bearing. Then raise the vehicle and remove the lower ball joint from the lower control arm and the knuckle. If your working on the passenger side, drain the transmission. Slide the half shaft out of the knuckle then use a prybar and pry the inboard end of the shaft out of the transmission or intermediate shaft, which ever should apply. Be careful not to damage the seal in the transmission. Installing the shaft is the reverse of removal. The inboard side of the shaft should snap right back into the intermediate shaft and transmission by means of a snap ring on the end of the shaft.
That depends which model it is. On older models CV-joints were moulded into the driveshaft. To be replaced they had to be removed using a press and then warmed to be able to replace them. On these models it is often better to replace the whole driveshaft. On newer models CV-joints are attached with clips and can be replaced more easily.
If the CV boot is torn open forget about re-booting the joint, buy a remanufactured axle and replace it. If the boot is starting to crack or separate but has not torn open to the point you can see the cv joint itself you can re-boot it. Replacing CV Joints There are places that sell the halfshaft axles already rebuilt as cheap as you can replace the joints. Call your local parts stores.
My 2000 Camry has new perfectly balanced tires new brakes and rotors yet still wobbles and shakes at various speeds do struts cause these symptoms?
In general, it's not worth it to replace CV joint boots, the CV joint usually fails within a few months anyway and your efforts are pretty much wasted. If you really want to, you can purchas a split boot that will fit over the CV joint. But the right way would be to pull the half-shaft, disassemble the shaft removing a CV joint, thoroughly clean the CV joints, replace the grease and put new boots…
What is the reason for a knocking noise when i drive i changed ball joints and control arms i noticed my axels have holes in the boots and they also have some play Is that the cause of the knocking?
If when you turn a corner the knocking noise gets louder and more pronounced, then you have defective CV joints. The fact that the boots have holes in them, would indicate that water and dust has been able to contact the joints. This will cause them to self-destruct. This can be very dangerous, and if one breaks while you are driving you may have an accident. Replace th CV joints and replace the boots covering…
CV joints are nasty to replace even when you know what you are doing. So, to all those with CV joint questions, Any year, any vehicle, any make,...... it is easier and usually cheaper to replace the whole axle. As to the question of how to replace, buy a good repair manual with pictures. The procedure would take as long to type as it takes to do it.
Both cv boots are bad on my 1998 Nissan Altima GXE and I hear a strange grinding noise while turning left and right is it safe to say I need to replace my cv joints and would an axle assembly fix it?
Once the CV boots have failed (unless you were watching when it happened) the cv joint inside has gone bad from grit and running dry. Don't mess with an individual CV joint. Replacing the whole axle makes much more sense in the long run, since it is actually less effort and you will end up with a new axle and 2 new CV joints. The axle half-shaft includes both CV joints for that side of…
First, check the "boots" around the CV joints. If they are leaking grease or cracked or you see evidence of grease that was thrown from the CV joint, replace it. You won't get any more service out of it. Second, if the joint makes a grinding or popping noise when you go around a corner, replace it. In front-wheel drive cars, a sure sign of worn CV joints is a loud rhythmic clunking or clicking…
Don't bother replacing the joints, replace the axles. The cost isn't much different and your getting new joints and boots, not to mention less time to do it. Check for weak motor mounts on this van, they contibute to axles popping out if they are too weak. Alignment of where the motor sets is critical.