[nikonf4] Re: CV Joint

  • From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 08:51:37 -0800

Yeah, I decided on a lifetime alignment program at Firestone when I got my new 
tires in September.

On Nov 21, 2010, at 8:05 AM, Dave wrote:

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

Eric 

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others 
have thrown at him." David Brinkley

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