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Old 01-07-2010, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can anyone describe symptoms of bad cv
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure you'd hear some sound between click and clunk during full lock turns.
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i can hear clicks while in reverse, only 2 or 3 nothing when turninig, but there is very small vibration from the rear, feels like driving over very fine bumps
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My 840 used to vibrate between 20-25 mph then the vibration would go away. It turn out to be the cv joints. I replaced the whole drive shaft also ($700 for the part, installation took less than 1/2 hr.
You're better off by replacing the whole drive shaft if you can afford it.

You'll hear a clunk noise for your cv's

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i just replaced guibo and csb, my mechanick diagnose as diff and subframe bushing, we are going to replace it next week, will keep u info
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update, diff and subframe bushings replaced, car dives much better, but therre is still minor vib between 15-35mph and feels like it is comming from driveline (somwher in front)
all suspension have been replaced, guibo, csb,engine and tranny mounts, spark plugs , valve cover, prytt much everything that coud cause vibrations;
any ideas?, forgot to mention - new wheels anf tires (raod forced balanced)
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