CV's Worn?

Eric_R_Kissell at Eric_R_Kissell at
Thu Nov 21 06:33:21 EST 2002

I had a CV joint totally shear the inner cage in my 1987 GTI 16v without
having a tear in the CV boot. As I recall, there was no warning in the form
of clicks or clunks. The grease was still fine as well. Possibly there was
some event prior to my acquisition of the car where the joint lost grease
and experienced excessive wear, but that was many thousands of miles prior
to the CV joint failure. At the time the car had 240,000 miles, so I guess
some items do not last forever.

BTW, when a CV joint totally lets go like mine did, the car just stops
moving as the failed driveshaft spins without resistance.


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