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Old 03-21-2012, 02:10 PM
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cv joint question

My 89 2.0 si has a grinding noise when i shift into park
opened the hood and listened and then felt the passenger side cv joint seems to be the source of the grinding noise. does this sound right? How hard is it to replace?
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Re: cv joint question

Might wanna invest in a 6 foot long breaker bar and a pipe just to break the axle nut.After that, Remove the steering rod end and lower ball joint, Thenn swing everything out of the way.
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Re: cv joint question

It's not hard to replace an axle unless the bolt that fastens the lower shock mount to the lower control arm is seized to the bushing (like they were on my car). You need to remove this bolt in order to remove the old axle and install the new one. The first thing I would do is see if you can remove this bolt.

You can still replace the axle without removing this bolt, but it requires that you disassemble the inner cv joint. This is how I replaced my axles a few years ago before I fixed the seized bolts.
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Re: cv joint question

I disassembled my cv axle too for the same reason. Couldn't get that bolt out. I'd hate to replace the strut cause I still can't get it to move.
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Re: cv joint question

You can replace the front shocks without removing that bolt. The shock will separate from the fork if you remove the pinch bolt at the bottom of the shock. The reason I ended up having to remove mine was because I needed to replace the control arm bushings.
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Re: cv joint question

That pinch bolt is what I couldn't get to budge. It'll spin but won't move rearwards. That's why we have to take the snap ring off the cv boot to get it through.
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Re: cv joint question

Just to clarify, because I still think we're talking about different bolts. Are you talking talking about #18 or #21 in this diagram?...

http://www.hondapartsnow.com/diagram...arm-459075.png

I'm talking about #18. You can remove that bolt, then separate the fork from the shock. This won't help with replacing the axle. I only mentioned it because you need to do this when replacing shocks.

If you referring to #21 and are able to spin the bolt but it won't come out, then I''m afraid that that control arm bushing is probably toast. What happens is that the bolt seizes to the inner sleeve, and when you spin it the inner sleeve tears away from the rubber bushing. The inner sleeve is bigger in diameter than the bolt holes, so the bolt is "locked" in place.
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Re: cv joint question

You're 100 % right.
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