[nikonf4] Re: CV Joint

  • From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:30:39 -0800

I don't smoke pot. :-P

On Nov 21, 2010, at 9:18 AM, Mark Stein wrote:

> Good thing he was talking about your car. 
> 
> 
> At 07:35 PM 11/20/2010 -0800, you wrote:
>> In my case, the mechanic said the ball joint broke. 
>> 
>> Eric
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>> 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?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
>>> Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
>>> 2010 / 11 / 20        17:43 PST
>>> 
>>> 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 

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent 
are full of doubt.” --Bertrand Russell

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