[200q20v] 200 Left me stranded.

Paul R. Luevano paul at clarity.net
Sun Jan 20 23:58:33 EST 2002

Well, at 144K miles, the 200 20v failed me tonight.  Was looking for parking for
the BU/BC hockey game.  Turned a tight corner, heard a "clunk" from the front
passenger side wheel well.  I pull over and take a gander. Everything looks ok,
nothing obvious is wrong.

Go to pull back out into traffic, let out the clutch, nothing.  Engine was
spinning, but car was not moving.  I could hear something spinning in the front
passenger wheel well, but nothing was happening.

Upon closer inspection, I could see that the 1/2 shaft was spinning, but the
wheel was not moving.

I'm guessing the outer CV went bye bye.  I'm trying to decide what to do next.
Is this a fairly easy DIY?  Especially when it is 30 degrees out?  I seem to
remember it is easier and cheaper to just replace the whole 1/2 shaft.   Anyone
have any thoughts there?

Trying to decide where to get the car towed to tomorrow, home or the shop.  That
is if they are even open tomorrow.

Paul Luevano            |   AMA * MSF   |'99 CBR 600F4  (Racebike)
http://teamdaemon.com   | USM * CCS #898|'97 CBR 1100XX (Streetbike)
Waltham, MA USA         |  NMA #116657  |'91 200TQ20V   (Winter)
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