[Vwdiesel] CV joints

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Mon Apr 19 11:52:27 EDT 2004

> Hi all, One idea on getting the most out of your joints is to swap them 
> over 
> to the other side.  The worn surfaces will only be loaded during 
> deceleration 
> and in reverse.  Lots less stress.  I haven't tried that yet but seems like 
> it 
> makes sense.  Later on.

  The problem I see with this is that you'll put a sudden load on things 
as the ball rolls across the previously worn grove.  This could break 
the cage, the weakest part of the joint.  When that cage goes there's a 
crunch and then free wheeling.  It may only clunk or clack as well.

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