CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25

Thread: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

  1. #1
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 giagastormer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,303
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    I was told by my step-dad that I need new CV joints up front, and my friend told me the same thing when I asked for his opinion. I was told that it takes alot of work, and I don't have the equipment to do the job right.

    Any idea how much this will cost? Right now all I have is $130, I'm going to call a VERY trusted shop in my area to get an estimate.

    The steering clunks pretty bad when I turn sharp going slow, like in a parking lot. It's hard to explain what exactly happens, but I've noticed the symptoms before anyone said anything.

    I just hope it isn't too expensive.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    327
    327 is offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    yep its definitly what you need fixed. Are you sure its both sides?

  4. #3
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 giagastormer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,303
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Quote Originally Posted by 327
    yep its definitly what you need fixed. Are you sure its both sides?
    Right side clunks, other side has more fore and aft movement when the car is in PARK.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    134
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    sure its cv joints and not tie rods, balljoints, swaybar?

  7. #5
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 giagastormer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,303
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Pretty positive it's the cv joints.

  8. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    134
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    take it to a reputable shop, and have them inspect the front end before you start buying parts for it.q

  9. #7
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 giagastormer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,303
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Obviously they'll look at it before they do anything.

  10. #8
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,976
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Do a hard right and left turn, and get on the gas while in the turn.....you will hear the joints clicking real bad if there is a problem.

    CV joints can go for a long time before the completely fail. I'd keep driving it (no peeling out or hard accel) until you save enough money. $500 should be enough for two half shafts and installation.

  11. #9
    327
    327 is offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    yea but sooner or later, if he does that all it will do is not move anywhere!

  12. #10
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,976
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Quote Originally Posted by 327
    yea but sooner or later, if he does that all it will do is not move anywhere!
    Hopefully by that time he should have $500 saved. I drove a car with bad CV joints for over a year once.

  13. #11
    327
    327 is offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Quote Originally Posted by moman
    Hopefully by that time he should have $500 saved. I drove a car with bad CV joints for over a year once.
    LOL jeez, a buddy of mine waited once but then they went out in the middle of mid day traffic so he got his dad to push him home with his pickup, it was a older mercury anyway

  14. #12

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    134
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Quote Originally Posted by giagastormer
    Obviously they'll look at it before they do anything.
    Pending that it is a reputable shop of course lol.

  15. #13
    2.8 Liter Turbocharged V6 LGRpup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Posts
    922
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 56 Times in 19 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    My gramps' Ninety-Eight had bad CV's and he kept driving it until me and my step dad took him to Auto Zone and made him buy new ones, and put them on for him. All in all its really not that hard of a job, but its intimidating because your messing around with your front end. Too bad they have gone bad, my old Escort had a torn CV boot, and there was a little noise. So I just took the old boot off, washed the joint really good with parts cleaner, then slapped in a bunch of grease and put a new split boot on it. I say at least get a repair manual for your car and attempt to try and change them your self. Just take your time and be carefull.
    2008 GMC Sierra SLE
    2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT


    It's not cool to hate America people!

  16. #14
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 giagastormer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,303
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Quote Originally Posted by phinger23
    Pending that it is a reputable shop of course lol.
    I'm going to a VERY reputable shop, my friend knows the mechanic personally.

    When doing a sharp turn going slow, it does click pretty bad. I happen to have a lead foot, hard acceleration is what comes along with being a teenager.

    $500 for real? That's going to take me a month to save up for that much. I'm going to call the shop tomorrow and see if they can give me a "rough" estimate for the cost. I seriously hope it isn't that much money to get fixed.

  17. #15
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 giagastormer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,303
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: CV Joints - I think mine need to be replaced....need help

    Quote Originally Posted by LGRpup
    My gramps' Ninety-Eight had bad CV's and he kept driving it until me and my step dad took him to Auto Zone and made him buy new ones, and put them on for him. All in all its really not that hard of a job, but its intimidating because your messing around with your front end. Too bad they have gone bad, my old Escort had a torn CV boot, and there was a little noise. So I just took the old boot off, washed the joint really good with parts cleaner, then slapped in a bunch of grease and put a new split boot on it. I say at least get a repair manual for your car and attempt to try and change them your self. Just take your time and be carefull.
    What kind of equipment do you need in order to change them? It is intimidating, but if it's not that hard a job, I'll do it myself. Thanks for the tip.

  18. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 157
    Last Post: 04-26-2007, 06:57 PM
  2. GTO update (not mine)
    By page2171 in forum Reader's Talent
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 05-06-2005, 09:04 AM
  3. Totally new, all mine
    By Avarno in forum Reader's Talent
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-05-2005, 08:19 AM
  4. Detroit's New models outselling the cars they replaced
    By Ming in forum Automotive Industry & GM News
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 04-25-2005, 10:02 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2