[nikonf4] Re: CV Joint

  • From: Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 08:05:04 -0800 (PST)

Ball joint connects the A-frame to the steering knuckle. The A-frame can be 
slightly bent and corrected with a good alignment.




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From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, November 21, 2010 3:05:08 AM
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: CV Joint


    Do you know if your A-frame is OK?  Ball joint is what connects A-frame to 
chassis frame.


Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 21        00:05 PST

On Nov 20, 2010, at 1935 , Eric Welch wrote:

> In my case, the mechanic said the ball joint broke. 
> 
> On Nov 20, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> It's not clear to me whether it's the ball joint or the CV joint; impact 
>> with a 
>>curb can damage either or both. The ball joint isn't connected directly to 
>>the 
>>rotating mass however- the CV joint is.
>> 
>> CVJ should go 200K, but some don't. I'd rather have a rear wheel drive car, 
>> but 
>>there are so many good cars that are FWD.
>> 
>> Mac is back up, BTW. Doing the updates on the end of a wire instead of Wi-Fi.
>> 
>> From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
>> To: Nikon F4 <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 8:43:17 PM
>> Subject: [nikonf4] CV Joint
>> 
>>     I was guessing the right side too.  Right front wheel tend to run on 
>> more 
>>rugged part of the road…driver making steep turn on the right than on the 
>>left…….  The CV joint should last about 200K miles, doesn't it?
>> 
>> On Nov 15, 2010, at 2046 , Dave wrote:
>> 
>> > It takes a lot of miles or impact to break a CV joint and axle. If the 
>> > cause 
>>is wear, they should both be replaced. My guess: it's the right side. It 
>>always 
>>fails 141 miles before the left one does :-). What kind of car?
>> > 
>> > From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
>> > To: f4@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> > Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 11:15:56 PM
>> > Subject: Re: Laguna Hills, north of San Diego
>> > 
>> > Nope, employed just fine. But the right ball joint and axel are broken and 
>>will be replaced tomorrow. So I'm taking the day off and laze around the 
>>house 
>>all day, then take the bus to the repair shop to pick it up. 
>>
>> > 
>> > On Nov 15, 2010, at 8:12 PM, Robert McLaughlin wrote:
>> > 
>> >> Great! Another unemployed!
>> >> 
>> >> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> I don't think so. I live on the south border of Camp Pendleton. But I 
>> >> have a 
>>non-working car at the moment. 
>>

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