Bad CV Axle?

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Bad CV Axle?

Postby Wolverino » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:01 pm

Hello,

I have an 2005 Infiniti Fx35l with about 110k miles on it.

Every time I turn right, I hear this really loud cracking/grinding noise from the front left tire (I think) and it also makes the noise a little going straight

Here is a video of the sound


You can't really hear the sound because the iPhone makes the video muffled on the computer, not sure why

Sounds exactly like a low pitch door creak sound

Is it a bad CV Axle/Joint? Something loose?

Thanks.


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Re: Bad CV Axle?

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:47 pm

I'm not going to lie, that doesn't really sound like a CV axle to me... it almost sounds more like a fender liner dragging on the tire or something. See if you can turn the wheel and poke your head inside there and see if there's any drag/wear marks on anything.

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Re: Bad CV Axle?

Postby Wolverino » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:25 pm

PapaSmurf2k3 wrote:I'm not going to lie, that doesn't really sound like a CV axle to me... it almost sounds more like a fender liner dragging on the tire or something. See if you can turn the wheel and poke your head inside there and see if there's any drag/wear marks on anything.

I took off the wheel and put the car on stands and drove in place, and from that I confirmed that it is the CV axle making that noise having the steering wheel to the right, its rusted to crap, like every Nissan product ever made.

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Re: Bad CV Axle?

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:55 pm

Well that sucks, but at least you know what it is.
I would imagine with the vehicle jacked up, it would sound even worse. Suspension at full droop, etc.


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