[s-cars] Rear CV joint gone 1000 mi to go.
s_douglas at telus.net
Tue Jun 9 07:45:40 PDT 2009
I went through this about 2 years ago and broke the rear outer CV. At the
time, the rear outer CV was dealer only and $$$. I found a used set of axles
and went with that.
1997 Audi S6
1990 Audi 90q20v
1991 VW Passat Wagon Syncro
1991 Alpina B10 BiTurbo
> -----Original Message-----
> From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of tr0910
> Sent: June 8, 2009 10:09 PM
> To: P Cole
> Cc: s-car-list List
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Rear CV joint gone 1000 mi to go.
> Well, we made it 1000 miles and now I have a boot, but just
> ended up breaking the CV joint when trying to remove it.
> (forgot to release the clip first before cranking the axle
> bolt into the joint to pop it off) Now I need an outer rear
> outer CV joint or a new rear axle. (Cleaning up the old
> joint would have been questionable anyway....)
> Can I buy from WorldPac? They want me to set up an account,
> and claim they won't sell to consumers. To complicate things
> further, the car is in Canada now.... (Land of the high
> priced auto parts...)
> German Auto Parts has front axles for only $99. That is a
> real steal....
> They don't show any rear axles or CV joints for the rear though.
> Anybody have other suggestions
> Root cause of the boot failure looks to have been caused by
> failure of the clip attaching the HRSB. When this broke, it
> started flipping around and tore the boot. Pictures coming later....
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 6:42 PM, P Cole <pcolegrps at comcast.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, 6 May 2009 13:13:16 -0600, tr0910 wrote:
> > >We are on a road trip, and just noticed a clunk aproaching
> > >Minneapolis. Found right rear outer cv joint wide open
> and spewing
> > >grease. Problem is that Carousel Audi says 3 days for
> parts and we
> > >have 1000 mi to go. Can we give it grease injections
> every so often
> > >and just carry on? There is a slight noise but only noticable at
> > >slow speeds or turning left. Antilock off light just came on.
> > >
> > >What wisdom doth the mighty list gods suggest?
> > Call the independents- the local worldpac guys can get you
> an axle for
> > $150.
> > DO NOT drive on it-
> > My son tried this back in March ( driving to Detroit on a
> CV that was
> > only leaking "a little" ) and the CV failed in downtown
> Chicago at the
> > OHare exit.
> > I had to "rescue" him.
> > HTH
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