Yeees……I vaguely remember the debate over FWD and RWD decades ago. The achilles of FWD was the presence of CV joint which cannot take as much impact as other members of front suspension can. And the collective consensus was that the CVJ still lasts about 200K miles which, to some, deem it to be the weak link but considering the average life of car, it is not too bad. Thinking about ball joint…I don't think I ever had to replace any of them in my 1977 Camaro which also racked up about 300K. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 21 00:04 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. > > 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.