Hey I am having a funny noise from my front wheels that is basically just a clacking sound, mostly loud when turning left or sometimes when braking but it has gotten really bad and I wanted to see if any of you have had to replace your cv joints because that is what i was told it probably is.
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you might wanna check the the tie rods, wheel bearings, and ball joints first....lift the front of the car off the ground and wiggle the wheels....front to back: tie rod.....up and down: wheel bearing.......if it is louder when turning one way, it is usually a wheel bearing
tie rods and ball joints won't make that noise, ball joints will squeek and al that fun ****, but it's most likily your CV joint or rou ball joint, jus check for play in the wheel in any direction, if none, then move your axle back and forth and check for any excessive play or noise
Changing your cv joint/shaft isnt that hard to do, and will run you under 100 bux at most parts stores. To change it all you need to do is remove the nut in the center of the hub on the given shaft, jack the car up, unbolt the lower ball joint so you can get the cv shaft out, pull it out and pop the new one in. Its really easy to do, make sure you have a bucket or catch pan of some sort under the trans when you pull the shaft out tho, because it will leak. When you are complete make sure to check your trans fuild aswell.
99 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L DOHC
A/T trans 121k miles
141.4DB Stereo system (Not bad for 2 10's on 1k watts eh?)
ok thanks a lot for then info, when I looked under the car and thought about the possible job It just looked like Id have so much fun doing it lol, o and is there anyway to change my A/C condensor with out having the special tool for the belts, the bearings on it is going bad because everytime I turn on the heat or cold are it sqeals, I have another ready to put in but I remembered that the pulley has to come off first, so is there anyway I can do it without the tool? if not then off to the mechanic again
Hey guys, check out www.ehow.com type in cv joints in the search bar and click the video tab that is above it. It will show you how to change the driveaxle (step-by-step) its pretty cool and the dude look like a convict.
i have same problem, especially wen i turn lft hard, makeslike a popping sound
i had the change that cvc joint about 4000 miles ago, my buddy broke it doding a burnout
i did replace it corrctly, but i didnt lube/oil any joints
under car inspection is solid
i would think its my 2nd gen wheels and tires that are hitting y strut tower, but noise is(i think)only coming form ds