[200q20v] Re: 200 Left me stranded.

Paul R. Luevano paul at clarity.net
Tue Jan 22 11:42:18 EST 2002

Peter Schulz wrote:
> What caused the failure of the outer CV - was it not properly attached to
> the hub and it "pulled" out?
> BTDT with my CQ - found out the hard way after doing some suspension work
> and letting the hub/cv/a arm "hang" - the circlip pulled out on the CV
> joint, went to move the car and ...nothing....looked underneath and saw
> that the CV balls were out of their carrier.

Car has 144K miles on it.  Mechanic hypothesizes that the boot had been ripped
and the CV contaminated.  When it failed, I had the wheel at full lock right and
started from a stop, so a lot of force on it.  2 blocks later, complete failure.

I have the old CV and may clean it up and post pics, if anyone is interested.
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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