How Do You Install A CV Axle On A Front Wheel Drive Car?

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How Do You Install A CV Axle On A Front Wheel Drive Car?

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This article describes the basics of how to install a new CV axle in your front wheel drive car. If you have a front wheel drive car, chances are you have had to or will have to change the CV (Constant Velocity) axle. Most people take their vehicle to a repair shop to have someone else do this for them. However, this procedure is not too hard and can be done by most people who are mechanically inclined. If you hear the dreaded clacking or popping noise when you turn your front wheel drive car then your CV axle needs to be replaced. Look for a dust boot that has been torn, or is missing completely. You will most likely see grease on everything around the torn or missing boot. While the procedure will vary with different makes, the same basic principle applies. First you will need to put the front of the vehicle on jack stands. Now remove the wheel. With the wheel removed you will see either a castle nut, which looks like the top of a castle, or a bolt with a nut on it holding the lower

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