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CV shaft problems...or is it?

I get those tell tale "clicking" noises when I turn right. surfing the net showed me tht it's a CV shaft problem. Went to the car, jacked it up and found NO boot tears ups no grease no nothing. on either side .

Wheel bearings are 10 years old. Although sealed, could this be the cause of the problem?

I think the clicking comes from the back( i tried the echoing thing)

Also my driver side strut was not installed correctly (bottoms out under potholes some times). will this impact CV shafts as well??

any help is acknowledged
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Re: CV shaft problems...or is it?

Jack the car up again. Grab the wheel at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions and rock back and forth between the two positions. If the wheel moves it may mean the wheel bearing needs replacing.

Also how is the driver side dampener installed? I don't think it can go in any other way. If it bottoms out without a bump stop that is a problem.
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Re: CV shaft problems...or is it?

bump stop??? by bottoming out i mean the distinctive noise you hear (clunking)
when the car goes over small sized potholes.

what about the CV shaft issue?I'll check the bearings
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Re: CV shaft problems...or is it?

If you think the noise is coming from the back of the car? its not CV joints. Some times a loose lugnut or two can make a rubbing noise as your tire moves, maybe a loose brake line or something along those lines can make some funny noises.
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Re: CV shaft problems...or is it?

ok checked out the back (raised it and shook at 6 and 12 o clock) no movement ( very minimal if at that) although the suspension has to be under load to check bearing /balljoint problems i still did it some how ...so where's tht clicking noise coming from?

Assuming it's from the front( CV joint problem) I inspected the boots...no problems what so ever....

car shakes when going from 25 kmph to 40 kmph in 2nd gear...now this cracking noise...CV shaft problems getting bad?
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Re: CV shaft problems...or is it?

The clicking your hearing is most likey a CV axle. Raise the entire front of the car and put jack stands under it. Start the car, put it in gear and let the tires turn at idle speed or just above. While doing this have someone else ( thats right, you stay in the car for safety) walk to each wheel while you turn the steering wheel hard lock left and then right to see which axle is noisey. The clicking is a sign of wear and doesn't always have to do with CV boot damage. Good Luck.
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Re: CV shaft problems...or is it?

do you have any suspension modifications?


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I get those tell tale "clicking" noises when I turn right. surfing the net showed me tht it's a CV shaft problem. Went to the car, jacked it up and found NO boot tears ups no grease no nothing. on either side .

Wheel bearings are 10 years old. Although sealed, could this be the cause of the problem?

I think the clicking comes from the back( i tried the echoing thing)

Also my driver side strut was not installed correctly (bottoms out under potholes some times). will this impact CV shafts as well??

any help is acknowledged
how was it not installed correctly?

bottoming out shouldnt impact the CV shafts

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ok checked out the back (raised it and shook at 6 and 12 o clock) no movement ( very minimal if at that) although the suspension has to be under load to check bearing /balljoint problems i still did it some how ...so where's tht clicking noise coming from?

Assuming it's from the front( CV joint problem) I inspected the boots...no problems what so ever....

car shakes when going from 25 kmph to 40 kmph in 2nd gear...now this cracking noise...CV shaft problems getting bad?
suspension doesnt have to be under load to check bj or bearing

car shakes: check your lugs, wheels balanced?, are your wheels aftermarket? if your wheels are aftermarket are they universal fit or were they made specifically for a prelude?
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Re: CV shaft problems...or is it?

I may be having a similar problem. Now this is gonna sound maybe way out there but i had some mechanics tell me it was my CV axle and joints but i had others says no it was my bushings. So i sprayed all my bushings in my front suspension with some WD-40 and the clunking noise went away. maybe try that and then just when it starts up again, just spray one at a time to pin poin which bushing is causing the noise. It may be a long shot but worth a try.
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