Right CV Joint bad?Makes sense. Turn left, weight transfers to right, thus putting a load (stress) on right CV Joint ...& causing it to make all sorts of noises.Outboard or Inboard?Um, Outboard is wet, but know knows... The whole bottom of my vehicle is caked w/ oil from god knows where.*This isn't a "WHOL WHOL WHOL" noise like a wheel bearing is going. What's interesting though is it sounds like it's coming from the front left. Meh, acoustics...The tutorials on .com are GREAT & I thank the forum for that. However, I don't live in fairytale land where it's 80 degrees all year round, no salt, no snow, etc...So let's see how difficult this "simple task" is on a vehicle that's spent it's last 100k 30 miles from the Canadian border.Here we go:Cars Jacked up. Passenger tire off. -Anyone know the torque specs on the nuts?Center axle nut: 1, Screw Driver: 0
& it breaks again...Excellent. Off to a good start. I'm used to this kind of stuff.
I spliced it!
^That normal? Guess I'll use a more dull flat head next time...Excellent. It's off.
This. Rusty bolts are hard enough getting off w/out fvcking, & when I say that, I mean "snapping" the bolt in half or something creative. Lol, anyways, after floppin' around on the floor for 20 min (don't ask), I finally moved the nut 1.5"
Jacked it up & popped it out.
Okay, now lets drop the ball joint. -That what you call that?
(always a battle. Remember. ...lol damnaodsihfnaosaodsh)
At this point, I've gone through about a quarter can of WD-40. Who am I kidding. I saturated the thing with whatever I could find. Freezers, various loosening oils, PB Blaster, ...etc. Damn thing still wouldn't budge.Finally! It came out! What's great about this was as the bolt was coming out, I got a good visual on the threads falling to the ground.
^that whole bolt is shot except for the 4-6 threads near the tip. I put that on the back burner & went to grab the pry bar so I could drop the ball joint. NOPE. Not moving ANYWHERE. At this point I gave up. I needed to put the Skid Loader back in the shop (t'was getting cold & the skiddy don't like to start) & I wasn't about to go breaking anything where I couldn't move the vehicle.So I put the bolt back in & lmfao, you know how it's suppose to be threaded? Lol, yeah no. I slid the whole bolt through 90% of the way before it even hit any threads. So it's basically on there for looks. I have no idea what to do. Here's what I do know:130k miles on the vehicle. I have 4 CV joints, well technically 8 right including the outboards & inboards. Well, anyways, there bound to go out sometime. Is this going to happen on every one?What is the part called that the bolt goes through? This part holds the ball joint. It's like a clamp where when you tighten the bolt, the part "clamps" together to hold the joint in place.Yeah, that thing is beyond rusted. Replace all 4 of them? Okay, what happens when I go & replace them & whatever they're connected to breaks because of so much rust? I should have looked at it closer...