[nikonf4] Re: CV Joint

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 19:13:40 -0800

        If my memory serves, 3 of CVJ lasted its entire life on my 1985 Audi 4Q 
for 299K miles.  I remember I had to replace one in the right front.


Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 20          19:14 PST

On Nov 20, 2010, at 1830 , Dave 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.
> 
> 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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