strange noise when
turning corners?
It could be cv joint noise.
we can diagnose by
driving the car

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Drive Axle Problems?
 Clicking and Popping? Shudder and Clunking?
 

Drive Axles


Shown is a typical Drive Axle.
Front wheel drive vehicles have
two drive axles. One for each
wheel. Each drive axle has two
CV joints. An inner and outer.

 

 

Shown is an outer CV joint from a
front wheel drive vehicle.  The outer
CV joints connect to the two front
wheels. The inner CV joints are
connected to the transmission.  The
power from the engine is transferred
by the transmission to the drive axles.

The
drive axles cause the wheels to turn.





CV boots are used to protect the CV joints. The internal
components must be lubricated with a special grease. The
boots retain the grease and keep dirt and water out of the
joint. Boots are subject to wear and must be inspected often.
The protective grease will be lost in just a few miles of 
driving if the boot leaks. We suggest inspection at each oil
change  and each time the  car is being serviced.
The CV joint must turn at high speeds and yet be able to
take the up   and down motion of the suspension system and
the turning of the wheel. The only barrier between the component parts and the
environment is the boot.
 

  "Clicking" or "Popping" during tight turns indicates possible Outer CV joint damage.

"Shudder" or "Clunking" accelerating or de-celerating indicates possible Inner CV joint damage