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Old 29 Jan 2019, 05:41 pm
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Default Speaking of CV joints...

I've got a decided clunking coming from what I figure is where the passenger side CV joint is. Clunking started a few days ago, was hardly noticeable and occurred only when I turned left. Now it happens pretty much all the time and is getting pretty obvious. Am I correct in assuming the CV joint is the problem and needs replacing?


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Old 30 Jan 2019, 09:00 am
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Default Re: Speaking of CV joints...

Generally, a defective cv joint or axle will provided more of a "clicking" sound than a clunk. Clunking could be a tie rod end link, sway bar bushing, lower control arm bushing or even a ball joint or strut bearing. A local tire shop SHOULD be able to check it for you free of charge. I know that TIRE BARN here in Lake Wales does it for free.
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Old 02 Feb 2019, 01:11 pm
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Default Re: Speaking of CV joints...

Thanks for your input, there Chuzz. As it turned out it was neither the CV or the other suspension parts you mentioned. I hate to admit this but as it turned out, when I replaced the front brake padsearlier I didn't tighten the lug nuts as tightly as I should have. They loosened further and resulted in the pretty sever clunking I ended up hearing. Pretty embarrassing to admit that but that's they way it was. Thanks again for your help.

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No problem, man. I hope you torqued them to 100 ft.lb.
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