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Old 10-04-2007, 08:55 PM
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grease slinging half shaft

I have been noticing some vibration in the steering system over the last few days. Today, while looking for its source, I noticed that the Right half shaft has a grease trail slung around it, onto the transaxle housing, etc. Obviously, a split cv boot has to be replaced, but can it also cause the vibration? Also, how long can I safely drive it with a "slinger"?. I could not actually find the split, but there is a pretty good trail.
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Yes, it can cause the vibration, because the universal joint is probably starting to fail. You can drive it until it breaks, which can happen at any time. Just get a new axle! :)
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Yes, it can cause the vibration, because the universal joint is probably starting to fail. You can drive it until it breaks, which can happen at any time. Just get a new axle! :)
x2. A failing inner joint is no fun to drive with. But a lifetime reman from Advance and swap it out. Really isn't that hard, unless your axle nuts are super frozen
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The spindle nut should not be too bad right now, I had a heck of a time getting it off during the engine overhaul. And thats just been a few weeks ago. (and i did check the joints at that time and they were good) The new part is already ordered.
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