[nikonf4] Re: CV Joint

  • From: Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 22:39:48 -0800 (PST)

That's common in a hard curb impact.




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From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
To: "nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 10:35:13 PM
Subject: [nikonf4] Re: CV Joint


In my case, the mechanic said the ball joint broke. 

Eric
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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.
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>CVJ should go 200K, but some don't. I'd rather have a rear wheel drive car, 
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>there are so many good cars that are FWD.
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>Mac is back up, BTW. Doing the updates on the end of a wire instead of Wi-Fi.
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From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
>To: Nikon F4 <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 8:43:17 PM
>Subject: [nikonf4] CV Joint
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>    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?
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>Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
>Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
>2010 / 11 / 20        17:43 PST
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>On Nov 15, 2010, at 2046 , Dave wrote:
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>> It takes a lot of miles or impact to break a CV joint and axle. If the cause 
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>>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?
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>> 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
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>> Nope, employed just fine. But the right ball joint and axel are broken and 
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>>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. 
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>> On Nov 15, 2010, at 8:12 PM, Robert McLaughlin wrote:
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>>> Great! Another unemployed!
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>>> 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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