[V6-12v] Steering noise

Tom Christiansen tomchr at ee.washington.edu
Tue May 18 13:11:33 EDT 2004

Martin (et al),

>this sounds like the "CV joint" farewell. If you hear something like 
>"Click, click" (loud) in the low speed and hard turning. That's almost 
>everytime it.
>It is not good idea to let it be, because while it break you'll be no more 
>to drive till exchanged...
>The bearing makes noise all the time.
>New CV Joint is about $150 non original. Repair is easy to medium with 
>proper tools. Just one pain is to get down the old CV Joint (it is locked 
>on the axle by "C" spring. So one soft hammer punch over wood will "click" 
>it down.
>It took me about 2 hours.

I paid exactly $150 for my GKN CV joints. They have an audi part number on 
them... Supposed to be OEM. www.thepartsconnection.com.

The joints are easy to get off. Just reinsert the old center bolt, turn, 
and they'll pop right off.

You'll need a 12-point (I think it's an 8 mm or maybe 9 mm) "allen" key 
thingy as well.

I posted the full procedure not long time ago (maybe 2 months ago). Search 
for it in the archive. Use at your own risk.


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