[V6-12v] [A4] CV-Joint.

Clive Young cyoung1661 at rogers.com
Mon Mar 6 18:56:13 EST 2006


Look at it this way , repacking CV joints is a maintanace item anywy. You
will not lose anything to take the CV joints off, clean them up and repack
them. You may find that one of your joints is chewed, worst case, that isn't
the problem and you have repacked your CV joints. As Tom said the outers are
rebuildable and i replaced mine since I had them out anyway. pretty painless
job really, just can be a little messy.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Calvyn" <Calvyn at stny.rr.com>
To: <v6-12v at audifans.com>; <A4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: [V6-12v] [A4] CV-Joint.

> I would of thought control arms too except that I just had them all
> replaced. It's not a clunk during braking or on small bumps, but rather a
> speed related chunking.
> I got the front end up on jack stands and put it in first gear and
> let the tires spin. Holding the good side tire still I could hear it
> from the passenger assembly. Both CV boots are perfect, no rips, tears,
> available here [1], [2]. I haven't removed the boots yet to take a peak.
> So my next assumption is the wheel bearing. I removed the strut
> tower and inspected the wheel bearings, I was able to remove the two dirt
> rings and see the bearings. [3] I can feel a little amount of play and I
> figure to start with them. Any idea on how to get them outta there? Do I
> need a puller/press?
> [1] http://www.nostrom.net/upload/Audi/DSCN0821.JPG
> [2] http://www.nostrom.net/upload/Audi/DSCN0822.JPG
> [3] http://www.nostrom.net/upload/Audi/DSCN0823.JPG
> Thanks,
> -Calvyn-
> -----Original Message-----
> From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
> Kent McLean
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 11:02 AM
> To: v6-12v at audifans.com
> Cc: Calvyn; A4 at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [A4] [V6-12v] CV-Joint.
> Calvyn wrote:
> > Was pokin around a few websites looking for 'half-shafts' and
> > haven't even been close to finding it.. Is this something I'll
> > probably be going to the dealer for  or am I just not looking
> > properly.. Thanks got your input..
> CV joints attached to the half-shaft are a pretty common item.
> I think you might find one at your FLAPS (local parts store).
> The problem is some of them are rebuilt rather cheaply.  I'd
> ask around at the better local parts suppliers, the ones that
> the local independent mechanics use.  But that is just my 2
> cents.
> -- 
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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