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Old 09-18-2002, 10:11 AM   #1
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what happens if you don't replace the cv joints?

what happens if you don't replace the cv joints?
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what happens if you don't replace the cv joints?
they get louder and louder and then they break completely.
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Sorry.

Anyway, what will happen is that your axle will fall apart.
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what will happen if you dont put your wheels back on your car and take the car off jacks stands and drive away?
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Old 09-18-2002, 12:16 PM   #8
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bye bye drive axles. umm go to pep boys and by the rubber cv boot for 15bux each and get your hands dirty and save yourself couple hundred dollars on new drive axles
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what will happen if you dont put your wheels back on your car and take the car off jacks stands and drive away?
Ummm it drives really really rough cause the rotors are metal and like you've got no rubber on the road. I think pretty sparks fly out from it too. I watch cops on Saturday nights so I know this.

Some day I want to try this to see if the cops show is really showing the true thing with the pretty sparks. I think they edit the sparks in just for TV, but who knows.........

I'm still trying to figure out why my finger doesn't lite up when I put it in the same hole as the ciggy lighter goes in...... Strange no?
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what will happen if you dont put your wheels back on your car and take the car off jacks stands and drive away?
nothing, you won't be able to drive away. Really bad analogy attempt...
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nothing, you won't be able to drive away. Really bad analogy attempt...
c'mon... cut him some slack here. it was a good attempt, but just did not materialize into a good analogy.
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what will happen if you dont put your wheels back on your car and take the car off jacks stands and drive away?
sounds like it'll be in fast & furious 2!!
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bye bye drive axles. umm go to pep boys and by the rubber cv boot for 15bux each and get your hands dirty and save yourself couple hundred dollars on new drive axles
So tell me, is ignorance as blissful as they say?
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So tell me, is ignorance as blissful as they say?


CV joints, CV boots, yeah...they're alllllllllllllllllll the same.
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One of the most impotanat compnents on a Fwd car are the Constant Velocity joints. The CV joints are used to transfer torque at a constand speed with a operationg through a wide range of angels. If you see your Cv boot has split,inspect it as soon as possible. If you notice any foamy or mily apperance that will tell you that water is in the join. If you feel a gritty feeling in the grease that means that you have dirt inside the CV joint if you notice any of this you have to replace the whole CV joint. ON a side note if you notice vibration in your car it could be most likely due to your wheels being not balanced but it could also come from your CV joints. IF the vibration occurs at high way speeds but it comes and goes its your CV joints. The easiest way to know if you have bad Cv joints is to go in reverse in a tight circle, you will hear clicking
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Old 09-19-2002, 10:33 AM   #17
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CV's go bad very slowly

I'm 35 yrs old and been driving since 15 1/2, always a FWD. Probably half of the miles I've ever driven have been on vehicles with leaking/cracked cv boots. You can go years without fixing them, as I have. But I am in a very dry climate, southern AZ, so it depends on your situation. When we do fix them out here, we always replace all 4 boots, actually we just replace the entire axle on both sides.
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