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.