CV joint KaBoom

Mike Miller MikeMilr at
Thu Mar 21 10:26:48 EST 2002

I am curious as to why a broken outer CV joint would totally disable the car
from moving - why wouldn't the torsen sense a spinning front wheel and
transfer power to the rear?  There must be something easy I am missing here.
That, or something else spewed metal and bearings all over the parking lot.

Prices I am seeing are $120 for the whole reman 1/2 shaft and $220 for just
the outer CV joint kit.

mike miller
helmville montana.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Link" <brianl at>
To: <200q20v at>; <MikeMilr at>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 9:34 AM
Subject: RE:CV joint KaBoom

> The otter CV?
> Yes It is easier to do the whole shaft if you can't replace the outer CV
> joint while the inner joint is still connected.  I have heard that the
> whole shafts you can buy for cheap are rebuilt and not re-hardened after
> the re-build so they don't hold up as long.  Can someone confirm that.  I
> replaced just my outer passenger side only and it wasn't too bad, just
> greasy.
> Brian
> --__--__--
> From: "Mike Miller" <MikeMilr at>
> To: "200qlist" <200q20v at>
> Subject: CV joint KaBoom
> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 21:00:06 -0700
> So the outside temp is sitting right on 0 - I pull into about a foot of
> unplowed snow in a parking lot - decide there must be better places to
> park - back out 15feet, go forward 10 feet and GRIND - passenger side CV
> joint is tossing pieces all over the snow.
> Anyone have recommendations for repair?
> As I recall it is easier to order the whole 1/2 shaft.
> Any BTDT on the repair? Special tools needed?
> Just as an added bonus - I borrowed an 89 chev 4x4 PU - wouldn't even make
> my driveway that the 200q had no problems with.
> thanks,
> mike miller
> helmville,mt.
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