[nikonf4] Re: CV Joint

  • From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 07:15:02 -0800

In my car, it's part and parcel of the A Frame. Everything seems to be good 
now. Except the power steering rack that I replaced about six weeks ago is 
leaking slightly again. I'll have to keep an eye on it until I can get it in.

On Nov 21, 2010, at 12:05 AM, Koichi Mac wrote:

>       Do you know if your A-frame is OK?  Ball joint is what connects A-frame 
> to chassis frame.
> Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
> Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
> 2010 / 11 / 21                00:05 PST
> On Nov 20, 2010, at 1935 , Eric Welch wrote:
>> In my case, the mechanic said the ball joint broke. 
>> 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?
>>> 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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