First noticed it a couple days ago, but my wife says its been making
noise forever. At slow speeds and primarily in reverse, there was a
clicking sound from the read passenger wheel (Yep, that time of year
we drive with the windows down). At speed, she's fine—just the usual
high speed buzz it's always had. So, I jack up the offending corner
and it's clunking like crazy when I spin it. Seems to be the half
axle. It catches, clunks, then keeps going. When I spin the wheel with
all the speed I can by hand, it settles right down.
Obviously, the axle is headin' south. In my experience with Japanese
cars, when a CV goes, it goes fast and with a pyrotechnic flare.
Better have the cell on hand ‘cause you're gonna need a ride. The tone
I get by doing a search of this group is that these joints can go on
and on before total failure. I thought I'd ask outright:
How long do the half axles suffer through their demise before it's AAA
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!