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Old 02-26-2010, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question cv joints

latley i have been posting about a bad wheel bearing and a loud click clacking noise well i think it might be my cv joint

after lifting the car and letting the wheels run it sounded like it was coming from the cv joint boot

is this common with e36's
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latley i have been posting about a bad wheel bearing and a loud click clacking noise well i think it might be my cv joint

after lifting the car and letting the wheels run it sounded like it was coming from the cv joint boot

is this common with e36's

A loud clacking noise does sound like a bad C V joint.......is the boot torn?

On front wheel drive cars with a bad C V joint, you will hear a loud clanking sound while accelerating & turning.



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no its not
Oh.....normally they dry out & tear....then all the grease washes out, then the joint wears, causing play in the joint, then the clanking noise.....starts.



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do you replace the whole joint complety and maybe it is torn to be honest i really didnt think cv joints till i was driving home
exspensive job?
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do you replace the whole joint complety and maybe it is torn to be honest i really didnt think cv joints till i was driving home
exspensive job?
Found this thread, maybe it will help: DIY to replace just the joints.....


DIY: Inner CV Joint, R&R with new Redline CV2 Grease - Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum


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ok thanks!
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Red face my 2 cents worth

check the guibo before you suspect the CV joints.

in bimmer rear-ends, unless the cv joint boot is torn and has lost it's grease, it isnt likely that cv joint will be the problem.
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is the guibo located where the problem might be occuring
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is the guibo located where the problem might be occuring
On the transmission end of the drive shaft in link below:

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Pelican Technical Article: Replacing the 3-Series Driveshaft Guibo / Flex Disc

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